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Cameron considering Avatar sequel

Hollywood director James Cameron has revealed that he is already considering a sequel to his latest smash-hit movie Avatar.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2010 19:44 IST

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Hollywood director James Cameron has revealed that he is already considering a sequel to his latest smash-hit movie

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The film, about blue aliens on a faraway planet, cost a reported $ 300m, making it the most expensive film ever made. It raked in $ 700m worldwide just two weeks after its release.

Cameron said he now wants to expand on his tale about the inhabitants of Pandora, but insisted that the second movie would have a different locale.

He said, “The planet in Pandora’s sky is called Polyphemus and it’s the primary for a system of moons… Jupiter has some 50 moons and they’re discovering smaller ones all of the time.

“We have some story ideas for how to branch out into other moons of Polyphemus and the Alpha Centauri but we’ve got to make some money with this movie first before we think about the sequel.”

Incidentally, the filmmaker says his blockbuster is a cautionary tale about our own environment. “I’m not trying to make people feel guilty... I just want them to internalise a sense of respect and a sense of taking responsibility for the stewardship of the earth. And I think this film can do that by creating an emotional reaction.

“We are devastating habitat and biodiversity at a terrible rate,” Cameron says. “We are causing a global climate change that’s going to be absolutely devastating to the coral reefs.”

He says his ranch in Santa Barbara, California, generates so much solar power that “we sell it back to the grid.” He adds, “We are soon going to put in wind power as well.

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