James Cameron told the Hollywood Reporter that he wants “to do something a lot smaller” after Avatar.Â It is possible that Cameron’s next project could be The Dive, about the romance between controversial Cuban free diver Francisco “Pipin” Ferreras and Frenchwoman Audrey Mestre. Based on a true story, Mestre became a free diver under his guidance, and went on to break several world records before dying in 2002 while competing. Ferreras was featured in the 2001 Imax documentary Ocean Men: Extreme Dive.
“It’s a drama, a love story,” Cameron said. “This will require underwater photography, which will look gorgeous in 3-D.”
Sounds well and good, but I was kind of hoping that with Avatar Cameron would be making his return to the genre of Sci-Fi/Action. I understand his fascination with the deep,Â I have enjoyed what he has done in the educational documentary space, and I respect what he is doing for the technology of 3-D filmmaking, but I think it’s time for Cameron to return to what he’s good at. It’s like when Michael Jordan left Basketball to play Baseball… And look how that turned out. Imagine if Cameron made a supehero flick or a video game adaptation how much he could elevate those genres. I understand he doesnt need to mae those type of films. And I also understand that he probably enjoys working under water and with the new 3D technology, but the world would be better serviced with another T2-caliber sci-fi/action film.
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