Avatar 2 Will Explore Pandora’s Oceans

April 21, 2010 by  
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avatar300x210James Cameron has announced his plans for the sequel to box office juggernaut Avatar. Speaking to the LA Times, Cameron revealed how he plans to explore the fictional planet of Pandora, home of the Na’vi people and a variety of other Cameron-created creatures.

Drawing on the documentary work he’s already done on the subject (Aliens of the Deep and Ghosts of the Abyss) it comes as no surprise that Cameron will be diving into the Oceans of Pandora.

I’ve already announced this, so I might as well say it: Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora. And I’m going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won’t be a rain forest. I’m not saying we won’t see what we’ve already seen; we’ll see more of that as well.

It seems like he’s got a plan brewing in that big brain of his, but are we going to be waiting years for the next movie?

…The challenge on the next “Avatar” picture is to do what we did before at half the price and in half the time. Again, that’s an impossible goal, we won’t accomplish that, but if we can reduce by 25% in both categories, we’ll have really accomplished something. We know our methodology works. We also know it took two years to come up with. It didn’t even become efficient until the last two months of the production.

The environment is obviously something Cameron feels deeply about and told the LA Times that he’s unhappy about the portrayal of climate change in the media.

Here’s my philosophy in life: If there’s a fire, you put it out. If there’s a flood, you fill sandbags and you build a dike. You roll up your sleeves and you get to work. I think we’re facing that kind of crisis and I’m not going to stand around and leave it to someone else to deal with it.

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