The first “Avatar” sequel is slated for a December 2016 release and is scheduled to begin filming in 2014.
Gould’s most successful novel was “Jumper,” which was turned into a movie that starred Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen in 2008.
Gould is the president of the Science Fiction Writers of America and was a Nebula Award finalist.
“Steven Gould is one of the shining lights in contemporary science fiction,” Cameron told THR. “I’ve long admired the worlds and characters he’s created in his books and stories. We’re very fortunate to have Steven bring his formidable talents to the ‘Avatar’ universe.”
No titles or release dates for the “Avatar” novels have been divulged.
Does anyone else think Cameron is jumping the gun a little here?
Sure, “Avatar” earned a boatload of money at the box office, but usually it takes more than just one hit movie to set into motion plans for three sequels and a collection of novels.
George Lucas’ “Star Wars” universe didn’t move in this direction until after its first trilogy. Why the special treatment for “Avatar”?
Oh, yeah. Cameron’s filthy rich.
Forgive this reviewer for not jumping on Amazon to pre-order the “Avatar” books right away.
The world of “Avatar” has too much to prove before it earns a spot alongside the all-time cross-medium greats, like “Star Trek” and “Star Wars.”
Then again, book sales and box office receipts will ultimately determine the franchise’s place in history.