James Cameron has revealed that three Avatar sequel scripts are set to be finished in six weeks time.
The writer and director of Avatar made the announcement in a ‘Ask Me Anything’ Q&A on Reddit.
Cameron wrote: “The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously. They’re essentially all in preproduction now, because we are designing creatures, settings, and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks.”
“The biggest pressure I feel right now is cutting out things I love to get the film down to a length that is affordable,” he adds. “There hasn’t been a problem finding new and wonderful things to include in the movie.”
Although Cameron wrote the first Avatar alone, the sequel scripts see collaborations with Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Shane Salerno.
The first Avatar was released back in 2009, greeted by commercial and critical success. The film was nominated for nine Oscars, winning three.
Avatar 2 is scheduled for production this coming Autumn ready for release at Christmas in 2016. The following two sequels are set for release in 2017 and 2018 respectively.