MARIANA TRENCH – Deep beneath the Ocean, I caught up with the visionary genius and Captain Nemo wannabe James Cameron to discuss his latest projects and eat a hearty breakfast of plankton and krill.
So James, I suppose we should first talk about the Avatar sequels. Is it true that you’ve written three scripts simultaneously?
Yes that is true.
Well, it’s not like I think about them that much. Or write characters or such.
Oh I see.
Though I was hurt about a lot of the criticism I got, after the first film. People were saying that the first Avatar was basically Dances with Wolves crossed with the Blue Man Theater group.
That was preposterous.
And inaccurate. It was obviously Pocahontas and The Smurfs.
Oh, yeah absolutely. What can we expect this time around?
We’re going to see a lot more of the planet. And there’s going to be some fabulous creatures and adventures and I want it to be more political. The Na’vi are going to be ethnically cleansed basically.
That sounds quite heavy.
No, don’t worry. When I made Titanic everyone was saying, ‘Jesus Christ Jimmy! Three thousand people died’. But I was like don’t worry, the way I do it, it’ll look like fun. And it certainly did.
Finally can we have a few words about the new Terminator.
Of course. My role is going to be decidedly a back seat one.
So you’re producing.
No I’m sitting in the backseat of my limo while my agent runs into the studio to collect my fifteen percent.
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