James Cameron will direct The Informationist after Avatar sequels

Adapting Taylor Stevens’ 2011 novel

If recent interviews were to be believed, it had seemed unlikely that we would be announcing any new James Cameron projects for quite some time, with the director himself claiming that Avatarwould be monopolising his career from here on out.

“I’m not interested in developing anything,” said Cameron earlier this year. “I’m in the Avatar business. Period. That’s it. I’m making Avatar, Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4.”

However, Cameron appears to have now softened that stance with the announcement that he has procured the rights to produce and direct The Informationist, a thriller by novelist Taylor Stevens, released back in 2011.

The novel follows the exploits of Vanessa Munroe, an information specialist hired by an oil billionaire to locate his missing daughter from somewhere in Africa. However, there’s more to the mission than meets the eye, and Munroe soon finds herself up to her neck in it in a foreign land.

While Cameron will still be immersing himself in all things Pandora for the next couple of years, we’re pleased to hear that he will go back to other movies at some point down the track. In the meantime, Avatar 2 is tentatively pencilled in to open some time in 2015.

Are you pleased by Cameron's return to non-Avatar filmmaking? Tell us, below!

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    • tomevans

      Oct 24th 2012, 8:35

      f**k of Avatar!!

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    • MoodyMonkey

      Oct 24th 2012, 11:12

      Some of us will be dead by the time this comes out...HA!

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 24th 2012, 12:07

      Has there ever been a good third sequel?

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    • alexr

      Oct 24th 2012, 15:32

      Halloween 4, Star Trek IV, Star Wars: Episode IV...oh, hang on...

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 24th 2012, 15:45

      Hadouken does Thunderball count ?

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 24th 2012, 17:31

      Good choices! Although I don't remember much about Thunderball, except Tom Jones theme tune and Bond girl Domino (hubba hubba)

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 24th 2012, 18:10

      Also what about The Sum of All Fears ? This would actually be a great feature for TF to cover.

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    • alexr

      Oct 25th 2012, 9:24

      I think The Sum of All Fears was a prequel (as Ryan is younger). Does that still count as a 'third sequel'?

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 25th 2012, 18:41

      Isn't Avatar 4 going to be a prequel ?

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    • larrypierce

      Oct 25th 2012, 20:11

      I thought James was going to give the AVATAR a rest. He said, No time soon. Doesn't sound like 2013 debut. Whatever Avatar it is, it will be a good one I'm sure. I've watched AVATAR 1 10 times or more. Still love it!

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    • apo1978

      Oct 26th 2012, 11:16

      I thought Avatar was great but would prefer Jim to do something else. I miss the Aliens/T2/Abyss Carmeron :(

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