Haute 100 Update: James Cameron Ups the Adventure for ‘Monumental’ Avatar Sequel

James Cameron’s sequel to Avatar, the highest-grossing film of all time, is said to be “monumental.” Avatar was released in 2009 and proceeded to entrance audiences and break numerous box office records. Now the 3D pioneer is faced with the challenge of topping himself with the sequel – and he fully intends on doing so.

Sam Worthington, who starred in Avatar, is also up for the challenge. He said, “I spoke to James recently and he told me the story and it’s monumental, where he’s thinking of taking it. It’s just a matter of him writing the script, piecing it together and figuring out how to push himself. He wants a challenge. And he wants to improve the audience’s experience. He’s been messing about with 3-D and frame rates a lot more.”

Worthington also said that the sequel will be even more adventurous than the first, hinting at the possibility of an underwater setting. Other rumors indicate that the case may be taking a trip into the rainforest in preparation for the film.

Worthington is fully prepared to go wherever Cameron wants. He said, “I’m up for whatever James wants me to do. If he wanted me to go to the moon, I’d do it. He’s the type of guy that, not just as a director, but as a good friend, challenges me as a man. James went on a submarine for his birthday and he’s been doing a lot of free diving. I happened to be working when he went underwater, but I’d have loved to go.”

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