"Avatar" sequels could shoot back-to-back

Mon Aug 9, 2010 4:50pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Deals for an "Avatar" sequel -- or two -- are being worked on. First though, creator James Cameron told MTV that he is focused on finishing his "Avatar" novel before getting started on a sequel.

Cameron hinted that the final two parts of the planned trilogy could be lumped together into a single production.

"We're actually talking about that. That's not a decision yet," he said. "That is something that makes a lot of sense, given the nature of these productions, because we can bank all the capture and then go back and do cameras over a period of time."

News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch previously said that his company's Fox studio is eyeing a sequel and has held first talks with Cameron about financial and other details.

(Editing by Zorianna Kit)

<p>Film director and Lightstorm Entertainment Chairman James Cameron delivers a keynote address titled "Renaissance now in imagination and technology" in front of an image of his recent movie "Avatar" during the Seoul Digital Forum 2010 May 13, 2010. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak</p>