James Cameron has revealed that he has the storylines for two potential Avatar movies.
The director said that making sequels to the upcoming blockbuster will be less costly and time-consuming because much of the design for the story’s setting, the alien planet Pandora, was completed for the first movie:
“When I pitched it to Fox, they said, ‘We’ve spent a lot of money creating all these assets, all these CG mountains, plants, trees, leaves, flowers, bugs’. Everything you saw up there on screen had been made by people at workstations over a period of years and so they have value,” Cameron explained.
“So in terms of the pitch it was, ‘Okay, you’ve spent a lot of money on the first one, on the second one we’ll be able to amortise it and focus on the story and all that…’ and they bought that.”