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Cameron Pens Avatar Prequel

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.