It looks like director James Cameron has finally come to his senses after proclaiming that he was only going to make Avatar movies for the time being. When you have been as successful as he has, you can back off such mind-bending statements. The news that breaks this train of thought is that 20th Century Fox has purchased the rights to Taylor Stevens’ thriller The Informationist for the Titanic helmer to produce and direct.
The feature will be about a woman born in central Africa that spent her teen years as a protege of mercs. Eventually she becomes an information dealer (thus the title) for billionaires and is forced to return to the continent when hired to find a client’s daughter. These details are based on the property’s first book which was published in March 2011. A follow-up hit shelves earlier this year suggesting more than a one-and-done outing could be in the cards.
THR has the exclusive today in which they say the current plan is to shoot this feature right after production of Avatar 2 and 3 which will be produced together. This is a departure from previous plans that suggested Avatar 2-4 would be in that stretch even though the third installment was set to cap a neat little trilogy. Today’s change in all this basically means we cannot trust much of any Cameron-spun information because it is always up for a twist.
Seeing how The Informationist will not enter production until 2015-2016 judging from current timetables, it is definitely within the realm of possibility that things fall apart.