LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Director James Cameron attends the "Avatar: The Way Of Water" World Premiere at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on December 06, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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James Cameron Might Still Make Another Historical Epic Like Titanic
In a discussion on IndieWire's Toolkit Podcast, director James Cameron made it clear that his storytelling interests are not limited to only fantasy and science-fiction tales. He shared that he’s just as into pushing the envelope with historical stories, an itch he got to scratch with “Titanic,” and he might be looking to return to that kind of filmmaking.
Cameron is fascinated by stories that require elaborate set builds and cutting-edge visual effects. However, Cameran noted, “I also like history, by the way, and I can imagine doing something like I did with ‘Titanic,’ but in some other ancient past setting. Anything from Greece to Egypt to Rome or anything in between. I just haven't done that yet.”
Cameron has made a career of genre-agonistic storytelling, having done horror, sci-fi, action, drama, spy flick, historical epic, and more. If he can realize his ambitious “Avatar” vision and have some energy left over to give moviegoers a couple more unrelated epics before he hangs up his hat, then the world of cinema will be all the better for it.