In case you were wondering what’s up with Pandora lately, director James Cameron has taken time out of his very busy schedule in order to give a short update on how things are going with the Avatar sequels:
“I’m working on Avatar 2 and Avatar 3,” says Cameron to Play Goes Strong. “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.”
Cameron also addressed the question on whether he’s feeling any pressure over repeating or topping the first movie’s success:
“Pressure? No,” he replies. “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.”
Source: Play Goes Strong