MTV Movie News interviewed Avatar producer Jon Landau and he had a juicy bit of gossip about an Avatar prequel.
According to Jon, the prequel will be written by James Cameron and will answer a lot of questions left unanswered in the film, such as:
“It would be something that would lead up to telling the story of the movie, but it would go into much more depth about all the stories that we didn’t have time to deal with — like the schoolhouse and Sigourney [Weaver’s character] teaching at the schoolhouse; Jake on Earth and his backstory and how he came here; [the death of] Tommy, Jake’s brother; and Colonel Quaritch, how he ended up there and all that,” Landau explained.
The novel will be Cameron’s first foray into books. And if it turns out well, it could open the universe for other writers to flesh out later. Expect it by years end.