James Cameron Lauds His Avatar 4 Script
James Cameron is a filmmaker who is skilled at creating successful sequels, praised the reaction Avatar 4 script. Cameron directed such sequels as 1986’s Aliens and 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Many may argue outperformed the first film. Avatar: The Way of Water, the follow-up to James Cameron’s box office sensation Avatar from 2009, marks the first sequel Cameron has released in 31 years. But Cameron’s planned sequels don’t end with The Way of Water; a third movie comes out in 2024, and a fourth will come in 2026. We recently found out he wrote a secret script between parts 1 and 2.
James Cameron talked about Avatar 4 script in a Collider interview
In a recent interview with Collider, Cameron discussed his writing process. He talked about how all the screenplays for the upcoming movies occurred before The Way of Water. James Cameron talked about production, and how the upcoming fourth Avatar movie might be the most absurd in the series. Regarding his intention to complete all the scripts before The Way of Water production began, Cameron stated:
“My model was what Peter Jackson did with The Lord of the Rings, which was a crazy bet in its time. And really hats off to that, that they took that chance to launch on all three of those films. But he had the books mapped out, so he could always show the actors what they needed to know about their character arc. So I felt I had to do the same thing.”
Source: The New York Times
Cameron partnered up with Jaffa and Silver, respected writers
Cameron, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver, who also penned Jurassic World, the most current Planet of the Apes trilogy, and the impending Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, wrote the screenplay for The Way of Water. Along with Josh Friedman (2005’s War of the Worlds) and Shane Salerno (2012’s Savages), Cameron, Jaffa, and Silver all have story credits. Additionally, the Avatar sequels were also shot in New Zealand, just as Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings movies. Talking about the Avatar 4 script, Cameron said this:
“I can’t tell you the details, but all I can say is that when I turned in the script for 2, the studio gave me three pages of notes. And when I turned in the script for 3, they gave me a page of notes, so I was getting better. When I turned in the script for 4, the studio executive, creative executive over the films wrote me an email that said, ‘Holy fuck.’ And I said, ‘Well, where are the notes?’ And she said, ‘Those are the notes.’ Because it kind of goes nuts in a good way, right?” He added.
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