James Cameron To Direct THE INFORMATIONIST

By AMC October 23, 2012

It looks as though James Cameron has landed on a project to take on once the second and third "Avatar" films are complete.

Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment has acquired the rights to adapt Taylor Stevens' 2011 novel "The Informationist" for the big screen. Cameron will co-produce with partner and long-time collaborator Jon Landau for Twentieth Century Fox.

The book tells the story of "Vanessa "Michael" Munroe, an information specialist, whose work is in-demand by corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. When a Texas oil billionaire hires her to find his daughter who vanished in Africa four years ago, Munroe finds herself back in the lands of her childhood. Betrayed, cut off from civilization, and left for dead, she must come face-to-face with the past that she's tried for so long to forget."

Here is what the director had to say about the project:

"Taylor Stevens' Vanessa Michael Munroe is an intriguing and compelling heroine with an agile mind and a thirst for adventure. Equally fascinating for me is her emotional life and her unexpected love story. I'm looking forward to bringing Vanessa and her world to the big screen."

Landau added:

"This was an opportunity to continue our relationship with Fox and Jim Gianopulos beyond the 'Avatar' films. We were drawn to this book because of the terrific, compelling narrative and the character, who typifies the strong female protagonists that have inhabited Jim's work – in this case Vanessa Munroe is essentially a mix of Lisbeth Salander and Jason Bourne."

Of course "Avatar" 2 and 3 are still in the pre-production stage so "The Informationist" is still a few years down the line.

We will keep you updated as details on the project emerge.

Source: Coming Soon

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