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Avatar 2 officially starts filming in August, James Cameron teams up with Ubisoft for Avatar game

'I feel like I’ve been let out of jail, because I’ve been in the writing cave for the last two years'

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 01 March 2017 12:00 GMT

James Cameron has promised the world not one, not two, but four sequels to his 2009 box office record breaker Avatar.

According to the filmmaker, all four will film back-to-back, Cameron having recently finished work on the scripts, announcing last month that production has already begun.

"Our volume is up and running, and everything is designed, and so we’re going full-guns right now,” he said. “I feel like I’ve been let out of jail, because I’ve been in the writing cave for the last two years. I’m actually enjoying life. I don’t enjoy writing. I wouldn’t wish writing on a dog.”

Thanks to one of the official websites that deals with filming dates, My Entertainment World, the cameras will start rolling on Avatar 2 on the 15 August, with Manhattan Beach, California, listed as the main shooting location.

While no official release date has been announced, 20th Century Fox previously pencilled in an untitled James Cameron project for 20 December 2018. Considering the first film was released around Christmas, it’s no stretch to imagine this date being the Avatar sequel.

In other exciting Avatar news, Cameron has announced his partnership with Ubisoft to create a new big-budget video game set on Pandora.

Very little is known about the game - minus that it will use the same graphics engine as Ubisoft’s recent game The Division. Ubisoft also produced the tie-in game for the 2009 film.

Meanwhile, Cameron will also return to The Terminator franchise following the dire 2015 effort Terminator: Genisys.

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