Fox Studios Bares Plan To Do Three ‘avatar’ SequelsFox Studios has bared its plan to do three more films for the “Avatar” franchise created by acclaimed director James Cameron.
“Avatar” currently holds the biggest haul in the history of movies in the world after getting $2,782,275,172 during its whole run in 2009, data from Box Office Mojo reveals.
Fox, in its revelation, said that Cameron wanted two films to follow “Avatar” but realized two films will not be enough to cover what he envisions the story to be.
“In writing the new films, I've come to realize that 'Avatar's' world, story and characters have become even richer than I anticipated, and it became apparent that two films would not be enough to capture everything I wanted to put on screen,” is quoted as saying by the Agence France-Presse.
Meanwhile, 2014 will mark the beginning of filming for all three sequels, Fox said.
However, fans of “Avatar” will have to wait for a long time as the three films will be shown every December starting 2016 to 2018.
According to the AFP, Cameron is working with four writers for the project. They are: Josh Friedman ("War of the World"), Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver ("Dawn of the Planet of the Apes") and Shane Salerno ("Armageddon" and "Savages").
Fox may spend $1 billion for the three films, the news agency noted.