Avatar sequels now up to three, to film simultaneously, could be most expensive production ever
by Doc on Aug.01, 2013, under Movies
It appears that we won’t get two sequels to Avatar – we’ll get three.
According to Deadline, the plan is now for three sequels to be developed and produced simultaneously, an extremely ambitious plan and one that could have a price tag topping $1 billion – but given the original grossed over $2.8 billion to become the top grossing film of all time, it seems a pretty safe bet for 20th Century Fox.
To get things moving, James Cameron has actually set four writers to work: Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds, The Black Dahlia) will write one, Shane Salerno (Armageddon) will write another, and the last will be done by the team of Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), all in collaboration with Cameron.
Production is expected to begin next year, with yearly releases starting in December 2016.