James Cameron Writing Avatar Prequel

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It would be foolish to think that the biggest moneymaker in Hollywood history wouldn't get a sequel, and James Cameron has a plan for sequels in the future, but he's apparently already hard at work on the next installment of the Avatar franchise- a prequel.

James Cameron playing soldier

But the man who made the biggest film of all time is doing the prequel on a smaller scale- in novel form. Avatar producer Jon Landau recently told MTV that Cameron is writing a prequel novel that may hit store shelves by the end of the year.

"It would be something that would lead up to telling the story of the movie, but it would go into much more depth about all the stories that we didn't have time to deal with — like the schoolhouse and Sigourney [Weaver's character] teaching at the schoolhouse; Jake on Earth and his backstory and how he came here; [the death of] Tommy, Jake's brother; and Colonel Quaritch, how he ended up there and all that," Landau says.

"There might be opportunities in publishing to tell some of the backstory, tell some of the Earth war stories, what went on in Jake's life before the movie. And we'd have that lead up to the sequel that might take place on Pandora several years after our movie closed."

The Avatar prequel novel will be Cameron's first foray into the literary world. I wonder if the dialogue in the book will read like these Avatar quotes...

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Avatar Quotes

This is why we're here, because this little gray rock sells for twenty million a kilo.


You are not in Kansas anymore. You are on Pandora, ladies and gentleman.

Col. Quaritch

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