Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Production Weekly is reporting that “James Cameron is developing a Shane Salerno-scripted sci-fi action script for Fox, described as an ‘event’ film set in the future.” No other details are available, but most people think the project might be Doomsday Protocol, a film which was announced last year.
James Cameron wasn’t mentioned in the initial The Hollywood Reporter announcement, which included the following plot details:
“Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it is known to be an epic science fiction adventure in the vein of The Seven Samurai involving a group of aliens and humans with various abilities who are brought together to save Earth.”
In June 2009, it was mentioned in Variety that Salerno was developing a project for Cameron, but no one connected the dots. Shane Salerno, whose credits include AVPR: Aliens vs Predator – Requiem, Ghost Rider, Shaft and Armageddon, crafted the screenplay on spec, and sold the script to Fox for a reported seven-figures in September 2008.
Whatever the project might be, it is also unclear if Cameron is developing the project as a potential directing gig, or if he plans to only produce. Either way, I’m sure we can expect that it will be filmed and distributed in 3D.Cool Posts From Around the Web: