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James Cameron is not one to rest on his laurels.
While many assumed that after he completes his "Avatar" trilogy (sometime before the end of this decade), he would immediately dive into his long-planned Japanese manga adaptation "Battle Angel," it's apparently not so.
It seems Iron Jim wants in on the whole "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"/"Bourne Identity" bandwagon as he sets his sights on adapting Taylor Stevens' novel "The Informationist," which The Hollywood Reporter says his Lightstorm Entertainment has just purchased for him to make at 20th Century Fox.
Both "The Informationist" and its sequel book "The Innocent" were released in 2011, and center on hero Vanessa "Michae"” Munroe, a girl raised by gun runners and mercenaries who takes up a new life as an information dealer for rich dudes. Of course, she gets pulled back into her former underworld (and a de rigueur love interest) where her 22 languages and killing expertise come in handy.
Even Cameron's producer Jon Landau admitted that "Vanessa Munroe is essentially a mix of Lisbeth Salander and Jason Bourne," while Cameron himself stated that, "Taylor Stevens' Vanessa Michael Munroe is an intriguing and compelling heroine with an agile mind and a thirst for adventure. Equally fascinating for me is her emotional life and her unexpected love story."
The team is currently out to screenwriters, but it may be awhile before we can accurately peg who Cameron will cast in what's sure to be a coveted role. If he were to cast now, the obvious choice might be someone like Gina Carano, who basically played the same character in last year's "Haywire," but good money says "James Cameron" is the star of this movie and they go with an unknown.