James Cameron Working on Avatar Prequel Novel
02.17.10 by REELZ
There's more Avatar on the way, but unfortunately for fans of the 3-D extravaganza, it won't be on the big screen. MTV writes that James Cameron is at work on a novel, which would act as a prequel to the story seen in the highest-grossing movie of all-time.
Avatar producer Jon Landau outlined some details about the project, which would mark Cameron's foray into the world of novel writing.
It would be something that would lead up to telling the story of the movie, but it would go into much more depth about all the stories that we didn't have time to deal with — like the schoolhouse and Sigourney [Weaver's character] teaching at the schoolhouse; Jake on Earth and his backstory and how he came here; [the death of] Tommy, Jake's brother; and Colonel Quaritch, how he ended up there and all that.
Landau also indicated that Cameron is interested not only in telling more story, but also fleshing out the Pandora universe and delving further into the mythology.
He hopes the novel will be out at the end of this year. If it's a success, who knows how many spin-offs and re-hashes could result. Remember the endless series of Star Wars novels?