Will these filmmakers ever have time to shift gears again?
Franchises: "Avatar," "Avatar," and "Avatar"
Mode he seems to be stuck in: Well… "Avatar," evidently.
What's next: I've seen several directors who have tried to do the back-to-back sequel thing, and by the time they wrap up production, they look positively flattened by the experience. Leave it to James Cameron to go bigger than anyone has ever gone before, though. I'm going to be curious to see how he handles the challenge of making "Avatar 2," "Avatar 3," and "Avatar 4" at the same time. His approach to the scripting of the films is innovative, and it seems to indicate how he plans to pull this off. As the process of film and television ends up meeting somewhere in the middle, Cameron is poised to conquer the world once again. Or, since he's dreaming as big as anyone ever has, worlds.
- Drew McWeeny