The Avatar Sequels to Start Filming in 2013

James Cameron is banking on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to be a hit. In an interview with The West Austrailian, he says he thinks The Hobbit will do for high-definition filmmaking what Avatar did for 3D. ”If there is acceptance of 48 (FPS), then that will pave the way for Avatar (sequels) to take advantage of it,” Cameron said.

Cameron was at the premiere for Jackson’s new movie in New Zealand where he’s working on the scripts for the upcoming second and third Avatar films. The writer director says he wants to have them completed by February and begin shooting the pair at the end of 2013.

“I want to get these scripts nailed down, I don’t want to be writing the movie in post production,” he said. ”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.”
 
Little is known about the upcoming sequels except that Cameron would like to focus on the oceans and underwater ecosystems of the planet Pandora. The director has also said if a fourth film were to be made, it would be a prequel.