James Cameron At Work On 'Avatar' Prequel Novel
It's the most successful movie of all time so why not milk a book out of it? Well, apparently that's exactly what James Cameron is up to. The Avatar director is working on a novel set as a prequel to the film.
Jon Landau, the producer behind Avatar, revealed to MTV that Cameron is indeed writing a novel telling the story of lead character Jake Sulley's time on earth before he travels to Pandora. Landau explained, "it would be something that would lead up to telling the story of the movie, but it would go into much more depth about all the stories that we didn't have time to deal with - like the schoolhouse and Sigourney teaching at the schoolhouse; Jake on Earth and his backstory and how he came here; Tommy, Jake's brother; and Colonel Quaritch, how he ended up there and all that."
Cameron admitted earlier that he had to cut his script down from 220 pages before the production of Avatar could start, "the story was straightened out without as many secondary excursions. All that stuff... I mean really it was quite novelistic. It was like trying to adapt a novel."
If the book follows the same course as the movie it'll be on the best seller's list in about 10 years. Surely worth the wait though.