Get excited, people. And maybe grab a tarp.
Because when the sequels to the 2009 blockbuster Avatar hit theaters, "You will s--t yourself with your mouth wide open."
Or so promised director-producer-Na'vi creator James Cameron, who used that choice turn of phrase while speaking to Empire about the hotly anticipated sequels. Oh, and he also said they'll be "bitchin'," but that seems kind of beside the point now.
The Oscar winner also talked about the frames-per-second rate, which surely is part of the reason why so much s--tting will be taking place...
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"My thinking at the time [when he announced the sequels] was that 60 [FPS] might be a better segue to the video market," Cameron said. "I'll be plugging into a system that's a little more mature, so it makes sense for me to do 48 frames at this point."
At this time, the famously outspoken Titanic visionary has plans for Avatar 2, 3 and 4, and original stars Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington have signed on for all three, which are supposed to shoot back to back to back in New Zealand, Lord of the Rings-style.
Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno are working on the screenplays with a tentative eye on getting these films out in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
About those bitchin' plots, Cameron said in an interview last December, "At first I thought I was going to take it onto other worlds as well, in the same solar system, but it turned out not to be necessary. I mean, the Pandora that we have imagined will be a fantasyland that is going to occupy people for decades to come, the way I see it."
There's a fair bit of underwater stuff," he said. "It's been inaccurately said that the second film takes place underwater. That's not true. There are underwater scenes and surface-water scenes having to do with indigenous ocean cultures that are distributed across the three films."