James Cameron is talking about Avatar again, and this time it sounds like he's actually got a target date for the first sequel to the 2009 epic science fiction film.
"Christmas of 2017 is the target [release date]. At least, that's what we've announced," he told the Montreal Gazette. There's not an official release date yet, and no production/distribution schedule has actually been set. It's surprising that the script hasn't been written yet.
"The writing is ongoing, but almost finished," Cameron said. "We have design more or less finished. All the creatures and the landscapes, and the worlds within the world of Pandora that you see. Technical development is done. Stages are done. Infrastructure."
Cameron's plan is to film the next two sequels back-to-back-to-back, and release them one year after another. Cameron also reveaed that each of the three films will "stand alone," but contain a "meta-narrative that runs across the three movies." but include a "meta-narrative that runs across the three movies."
Avatar still holds the record for the highest-grossing film of all time, but it looks like Star Wars: The Force Awakens has a great potential to dethrone it.