James Cameron has been talking to The New York Times about what he’s got going on over the next while and he’s certainly focused on one thing, we’ll give him that…
Cameron explained, “I’ve divided my time over the last 16 years over deep ocean exploration and filmmaking. I’ve made two movies in 16 years, and I’ve done eight expeditions. Last year I basically completely disbanded my production company’s development arm. So I’m not interested in developing anything. I’m in the “Avatar” business. Period. That’s it.
“I’m making ‘Avatar 2,’ ‘Avatar 3,’ maybe ‘Avatar 4,’ and I’m not going to produce other people’s movies for them. I’m not interested in taking scripts. And that all sounds I suppose a little bit restricted, but the point is I think within the ‘Avatar’ landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it. And doing it in an entertaining way.
“We’ve been mostly working on the tool set, the production pipeline, setting up new stages in Los Angeles, setting up the new visual effects pipeline in New Zealand, that sort of thing. And, by the way, writing. We haven’t gotten to the design stage yet. That’ll be the next.”
So does that mean Battle Angel is now gone? Hmmmmmm…. while we enjoyed Avatar in 3D on first viewing, we’re confident Jim could be focusing on better things.