James Cameron has reportedly recruited Terminator series creator Josh Friedman for his sequel Avatar 2. Friedman created Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles for Fox.
A source familiar with the project tells The Wrap that the Terminator creator will be working with Cameron on his upcoming film. Friedman did not comment when asked about the news, but directed the questions to Cameron’s production company Lightstorm Entertainment.
Avatar 2 producer and Lightstorm COO, Jon Landau said, “I would not comment on ‘Avatar 2’ one way or the other way.” Fox also had no comment.
Friedman would be the best choice for Cameron as he has already trusted him with his characters Sarah and John Connor. Friedman earned excellent reviews as he developed the Terminator series.
James Cameron’s Avatar is the highest grossing movie of all time, so needless to say, Avatar 2 is the most highly anticipated sequel. Avatar collected almost $2.8 billion worldwide.
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver all return as part of the cast for Avatar 2, which is expected to hit theaters in 2015.
Josh Friedman has worked with the likes of Steven Spielberg in the 2005 remake of War of the Worlds and Brian De Palma in the serial killer thriller The Black Dahlia.
Friedman also received story credit on the 1996 Keanu Reeves movie Chain Reaction.
Of course we can expect some spectacular scenes in what James Cameron has the audience accustomed to. There are reports that he will shoot some footage seven miles underwater in the Challenger Deep, the deepest point of the Mariana Trench and also the deepest location on earth.
Avatar is about a paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission who becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
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