James Cameron Snatches 'The Informationist' Movie Rights

Director's next project with producer Jon Landau will follow 'Avatar' sequels.

Looking for information on James Cameron's next project? So is the protagonist of his next film, "The Informationist."

Cameron will direct and produce the film adaptation of Taylor Stevens' "The Informationist" after finishing up the second and third "Avatar" sequels. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment have picked up the movie rights to the Stevens' thriller.

The complicated heroine of "The Informationist," Vanessa Munroe, has been likened to author Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander (of "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"). Our action hero is, as the title suggests, an "informationist," or one who gathers useful info about developing nations for corporate entities.

However, those looking forward to Cameron's work with "The Informationist" should plan to be patient -- Cameron's main focus is "Avatar."

"I'm in the 'Avatar' business. Period. That's it," he told The New York Times in May. "I'm making 'Avatar 2,' 'Avatar 3,' maybe 'Avatar 4,' and I'm not going to produce other people's movies for them. I'm not interested in taking scripts."

Cameron recently told MTV News that he is even toying with the idea of making a fourth "Avatar" film, but this one as a prequel to the series. "I have an idea for a fourth. I haven't really put pen to paper on it, but basically, it goes back to the early expeditions of Pandora, and kind of what went wrong with the humans and the Na'vi and what that was like to be an explorer and living in that world," he said.

But the fourth installation of "Avatar" exists solely in the filmmaker's head, and as Lightstorm partner Jon Landau insists, the duo will only be working on the first two sequels back-to-back for now.

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