James Cameron talks about Avatar sequelsDirector James Cameron has talked about how he’s approaching the scripts for Avatar 2 and 3, revealing he’s not forming them as a proper trilogy.
“We’re shooting two films back-to-back,” he tells Fox News, “so I’m writing two scripts, not one, which will complete a free-film story arc.
“Not really a trilogy, but just an overall character arc so I’m pretty excited about that.”
The filmmaker’s first Avatar film opened in December 2009 and went on to become the highest grossing film ever made – even trumping Cameron’s own Titanic.
“There’s always an expectation,” he says. “I had to deal with that after The Terminator back in 1984. All of a sudden I had a big hit movie and it was, ‘What are you doing next?’
“But my job is take the audience on a journey and entertain them. The second I am sitting down writing, I just go to Pandora.
“I don’t think about that stuff, about standing on a red carpet. It has its own life, really. The characters have their own lives.”
Avatar 2 opens December 2014, while Avatar 3 opens December 2015.
The first images of Martin Freeman playing Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit have landed online.
First official images of Bilbo Baggins arrives
The pictures show Martin Freeman and Sir Ian McKellen, reprising his role as Gandalf, as well as a shot of director Peter Jackson and Freeman on set.
From the looks of things, Jackson is keeping the same look, tone and feel in The Hobbit as The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, and quite rightly so.
The Hobbit is currently filming in New Zealand and will be split into a 2-part saga. The first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set for a December 2012 release.
Jamie Foxx lands Quentin Tarantino’s Django UnchainedJamie Foxx has landed the lead role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
Being touted as a ‘Southern’, Unchained will reportedly play with western movie tropes and relocate them to the Deep South.
Foxx will play a freed slave who attempts to save his lover from a malicious plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).
He’s aided in that quest by a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz).
Previously, Tarantino offered the slave role to Will Smith, who graciously turned it down. After meeting with Idris Elba, Terrence Howard and Chris Tucker, Tarantino finally settled on Foxx.
Though it's disappointing that neither Smith nor Elba will get to tackle the role, Foxx is a fine replacement.
Django Unchained opens 25 December 2012.