James Cameron has been speaking to Play Goes Strong [via Bleeding Cool], about his work on Avatar 2 and 3.
The Terminator director said he was close to wrapping up the scripts for his sci-fi sequels.
“I’m working on ‘Avatar 2′ and ‘Avatar 3′,” he said. “I was talking the other day with Peter Jackson and said, ‘You had it easy dude. You had the books when you did the second and third ‘Lord of the Rings.’ I have to create my own books in my head and extract a script from it. I’m deep into it and I’m living in Pandora right now.
“There is that start up torque where you feel it’s coming to you. Then you build up momentum. That’s when it gets fun. The characters talk and it’s writing itself. I’m almost there right now. It’s building fast.”
When asked about the pressure of topping his record-breaking tial film, and when we might see the sequels, he added: “Pressure, no. It’s a little daunting because sequels are always tricky. You have to be surprising and stay ahead of audience anticipation.
“At the same time, you have to massage their feet with things that they know and love about the first film. I’ve walked that line in the past, so I’m not too worried about it. At the same time, I definitely have to deliver the goods…As for a release date that will be determined by when I get the script out. No pressure!”