James Cameron is now the proud owner of a walnut farm in New Zealand.
If you’re trying to figure out what to get the self-proclaimed King of the World this Christmas, then you can scratch a farm full of walnuts off your list. The director recently purchased the Pinnacle Grove orchard in the Wairarapa region of the country.
According to the New Zealand Herald, James Cameron purchased two properties in New Zealand not too long ago. The filmmaker no doubt dropped a considerable chunk of change to secure around 20 hectares of land. This reportedly included the orchard.
“James Cameron and his family intend to reside indefinitely in New Zealand. They are acquiring the land as part of a larger acquisition of land in south Wairarapa which they will use as a residence and working far,” his application read.
The National Business Review reports that Cameron has applied for residency through Immigration New Zealand’s Investment Plus plan. In order to qualify, the filmmaker must invest at least $10 million in the country.
During this investment period, James Cameron must spend at least 44 days in New Zealand during the final two years of the scheme. Once all of the criteria has been met, the Avatar director can officially call the country his home.
While he’s waiting for his residency to clear, Cameron will have to contend with another Avatar-related lawsuit that recently popped up. The Inquisitr previously reported that artist Roger Dean firmly believes the director was directly inspired by the album art he created for several bands.
“The similarities of each such work are substantial, continuing, and direct so as to rule out any accidental copying or similarity in scenes common to the genre,” the complaint read.
Are you a fan of James Cameron and his movies? What do you think about the filmmaker recently purchasing a walnut farm in New Zealand?