After blowing past his Titanic budget by 100% and watching that become history’s highest-grossing film and then surpassing that budget and worldwide gross with Avatar, James Cameron routinely sets a high bar for himself. He’s not letting up with the three Avatar sequels he’s prepping in New Zealand, strangely predicting that viewers will experience Close Encounters Of The Turd Kind. Cameron told Empire magazine: “I can tell you one thing about them: They’re gonna be bitchin.’ You will sh*t yourself with your mouth wide open.” Now that is quite an image, right there, but we’ll take it as affirmation he’s bullish on the trilogy. He wrote the three films with Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno. The first comes in 2016. Fox had a great 2014, but with Independence Day and Avatar sequels slotted, there is a lot to look forward to, year after next.
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