If you've been wondering what James Cameron could possibly have planned for an Avatar sequel to top the original, now we know. It looks like the director will be heading under the sea, the Los Angeles Times reported.
In an interview pegged to tomorrow's release of Avatar on DVD and Blu-ray, Cameron revealed that Avatar 2 will focus on the oceans of his alien world:
We created a broad canvas for the environment of film. That's not just on Pandora, but throughout the Alpha Centauri AB system. And we expand out across that system and incorporate more into the story—not necessarily in the second film, but more toward a third film. I've already announced this, so I might as well say it: Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment—a different setting within Pandora. And I'm going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won't be a rain forest. I'm not saying we won't see what we've already seen; we'll see more of that as well.
Cameron's experiences with such previous films as The Abyss and Titanic should help him with any Avatar 2 undersea effects.
But what do you think? Are you ready to get wet with the director all over again? Or would you rather he strike out for some new territory?