James Cameron is Working on Another Sci-Fi Action Movie?

December 9, 2009
Source: Production Weekly

James Cameron

Yes, I know, there are only 9 days left until James Cameron's Avatar finally hits theaters, so this may be part of the big hype machine, but there could be some truth to it. Late last night, Production Weekly posted a rather interesting Twitter stating simply: "James Cameron is developing a Shane Salerno-scripted sci-fi action script for Fox, described as an 'event' film set in the future." Salerno previously wrote Armageddon, Shaft, and AVP: Requiem and has a lot of other scripts floating around. Could this really be Cameron's next project? Or is it just another project that he's setting up following Avatar? What else does he have lined up?

We're probably going to be hearing a lot about what Cameron's planning "next" after Avatar over the next few months. Of course there's the inevitable Avatar sequel, which we may or may not see depending on what happens on December 18th. Then there's also Battle Angel, based on Yukito Kishiro's graphic novels, about a female cyborg that is rescued from a scrapheap by a scientist in the 26th century. And we've heard about Cameron also potentially being involved with the Forbidden Planet remake as well as some 3D diving drama. Considering it is James Cameron, he can direct just about anything he wants, whether it be a script he found in his drawer or almost anything else. Though I've got to say, we could always use more sci-fi!

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The guy makes like a film a decade, and after all the work he's put into Avatar, I'd be shocked to see him jump into anything else anytime soon.

Johnny on Dec 9, 2009


oi, we want battle angel alita

loci on Dec 9, 2009


not alita, it's a new mecca.

jake the snake on Dec 9, 2009


lol Cameron could do a live action Gundam movie

lego on Dec 9, 2009


dont let michael gay do a gundam movie

taufiq on Dec 9, 2009


Holy snapping duck shit!

d1rEct on Dec 9, 2009


Freedom Project OVA, he should make that, or Tekkonkinkreet. Battle Angel is pretty gory and has a lot of things being ripped apart by razor ribbon tentacles, that just won't be happening in a Hollywood film.

Crapola on Dec 9, 2009


he should do a quick 'talky' movie to broaden his horizons

Scott McHenry on Dec 9, 2009


tekkonkinkreet was pretty intense. o ya, live action Paprika any1? lol that would blow my mind. lol @ michael gay doin a gundam movie.

lego on Dec 9, 2009


I do applaud the fact that everyone here is dropping references to anime! Although I see no indication that these proclamations are in any way linked with reality, let me be the 10th to vocalize an agreement. Evangelion, anyone?

GoodSir on Dec 9, 2009


Please let it be the real Terminator 4

billy on Dec 10, 2009


Ghost in the Shell or Battle Angel not in 2D only!!!

Dim_one on Dec 10, 2009


Ghost in the Shell or Battle Angel not in 3D only!!!

Dim_one on Dec 10, 2009


Just Rummer to me i dont think James Cameron will rush into is next project he took is time over Avitar even Titanic.

Cineprog on Dec 10, 2009

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