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James Cameron Plans The Informationist

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James Cameron Plans The Informationist
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=96324

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Lightstorm Entertainment has acquired motion picture rights to the acclaimed 2011 novel The Informationist by Taylor Stevens, as a vehicle for James Cameron to direct for Twentieth Century Fox Film, the company announced today.

The Informationist will be a project for Cameron after he completes work on the second and third Avatar films, which are currently in pre-production.

Published in October 2011, Stevens' tale centers on Vanessa "Michael" Munroe, an information specialist, whose work is in-demand by corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. When a Texas oil billionaire hires her to find his daughter who vanished in Africa four years ago, Munroe finds herself back in the lands of her childhood. Betrayed, cut off from civilization, and left for dead, she must come face-to-face with the past that she's tried for so long to forget.

Cameron will produce with Lightstorm partner, Jon Landau. The producers expect to hire a writer to adapt the novel shortly.

Cameron stated: "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. I'm looking forward to bringing Vanessa and her world to the big screen."

Added Landau: "This was an opportunity to continue our relationship with Fox and Jim Gianopulos beyond the 'Avatar' films. We were drawn to this book because of the terrific, compelling narrative and the character, who typifies the strong female protagonists that have inhabited Jim's work – in this case Vanessa Munroe is essentially a mix of Lisbeth Salander and Jason Bourne."

A second "Vanessa Michael Munroe" novel, The Innocent, was published earlier this year.

Author Taylor Stevens has a background every bit as intriguing as her heroine's. Born in New York State, and into the Children of God, an apocalyptic religious cult spun from the Jesus Movement of the '60s, Stevens was raised in communes across the globe. Separated from her family at age twelve and denied an education beyond sixth grade, she lived on three continents and in a dozen countries before reaching fourteen. In place of schooling, the majority of her adolescence was spent begging on city streets at the behest of cult leaders, or as a worker bee child, caring for the many younger commune children, washing laundry and cooking meals for hundreds at a time. In her twenties, Stevens broke free in order to follow hope and a vague idea of what possibilities lay beyond. She now lives in Texas, and juggles full-time writing with full-time motherhood.
 
The Informationist will be a project for Cameron after he completes work on the second and third Avatar films, which are currently in pre-production.
I'm just not sure I'll be interested in this film 30 years from now... :o
 
Never heard of the book, but as a Cameron fanboy, of course I'm excited! Glad he is not gonna do Avatars until the end of time like it has felt sometimes.
 
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where is the battle angel news?
 
Didn't he say he was in the Avatar business of making movies?
 
Awesome news if it ever happens. Something tight like The Terminator mixed with True Lies. The kind of stuff I want to see from Cameron.
 
Well at least he's raising the bar for international thrillers!
 
I'm just not sure I'll be interested in this film 30 years from now... :o

But the HGI 3D (holographic generated images in 3D) will look amazing

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It will also make 900 million its first week. The movie will be beat by " the new avengers" the following week
 
I hope by the time I see this I get a hover board.
 
Give it to Del Toro. I'm beyond glad Cameron might return to his 1984-1994 ways.
 
Same here, I really like to think that this is more of a True Lies film than anything.
 
I'm imagining a female version of Sam Worthington...
 
As usual, a Cameron discussion ends up with mockery... :(
 
As usual, a Cameron discussion ends up with mockery... :(

It will always be that way. Until he dos Battle Angel or gives it up & let someone else do it. He clearly has no interest in it
 
It's weird because it seems like he's fickle when it comes to Battle Angel. And like what many have said, it'll be a good 6-8 years before we'll see Battle Angel, so why not hand it over to someone else.
 
I was hoping it was going to be more of a political thriller, but it sounds ok.
 
It will always be that way. Until he dos Battle Angel or gives it up & let someone else do it. He clearly has no interest in it

I disagree.
Just because BA is low profile , doesn't mean that he has no interest in it.
Spielberg for example had bought the rights to Tin TIn many years ago but was always wondering how to make it. It was only after he saw the mo-cap stuff that Cameron developed , that he realised how to tackle TIn TIn.

Cameron is focused on Avatar but is also working on BA. THey are still writing the script and doing art work .
 

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