THE HOBBIT could pave the way for the AVATAR sequels to begin shooting next year

Under the sea, that’s where it’s better, under the sea! When it comes to Avatar 2 and 3, it looks like Jake Sully and his tall smurf pals might be going under the waters of Pandora…eventually.

While James Cameron has been doing what James Cameron does, work on the project seems to be firmly stuck in prepubescent mode. Except that thanks to some hobbits, production might finally kick off next year on the sequels.

Speaking to The West Australian at the premiere for The Hobbit, Cameron said that if the latest Peter Jackson directed films could make the new technology of 48 fps more attractive, then that would open the doors for work on Avatar 2 and 3 to get down to business;

If there is acceptance of 48 (FPS), then that will pave the way for Avatar (sequels) to take advantage of it.

Right now, Cameron is still working on the scripts for the sequels, but he has a timeframe in mind, to have them done by February  with a shooting schedule in 2013 to take place;

I want to get these scripts nailed down, I don’t want to be writing the movie in post production. We kind of did that on the first picture, I ended up cutting out a lot of scenes and so on and I don’t want to do that again.

Besides the oceanic setting, little else is known about the storylines fir the sequel. Whether it sees the return of a more focused human military initiative on Pandora or not is unknown, but it will most certainly benefit from Cameron’s latest deep sea voyages, his work on 3D technology and the smoother frames that The Hobbit is trying out.

Which should point towards one pretty film being made.

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