The knock on Avatar was that it was an unoriginal story with magnificent effects. Fans might be disappointed then to hear that Cameron’s next move is to write a novel that will be a prequel to the film. “Jim wants to write a novel that is a big, epic story that fills in a lot of things,” says Jon Landau, Avatar’s producer. "[We] won't have time to do [these stories] in the movie, or maybe in sequels … [So the novel will] give a foundation for the world.” Stories that will be covered include Sigourney Weaver’s character’s teaching at a Na’vi schoolhouse; protagonist Jake’s story on Earth; and the death of Jake’s brother. This novel will be Cameron’s first.
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