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THE INFORMATIONIST: James Cameron directing after AVATAR 2, AVATAR 3

James Cameron The Informationist

James Cameron directing The Informationist after Avatar 2Avatar 3. The film adaptation of the novel The Informationist by Taylor Stevens is being directed by James Cameron after he finishes the sequels to Avatar, Avatar 2 and Avatar 3. Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment now own the rights to film the book, which he will produce and direct for 20th Century Fox.

 The plot synopsis from The Informationist novel:

Vanessa “Michael” Munroe deals in information—expensive information—working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his mercenary crew when she was just fourteen. As his protégé, she earned the respect of the jungle’s most dangerous men, cultivating her own reputation for years until something sent her running. After almost a decade building a new life and lucrative career from her home base in Dallas, she’s never looked back.

Until now.

A Texas oil billionaire has hired her to find his daughter who vanished in Africa four years ago. It’s not her usual line of work, but she can’t resist the challenge. Pulled deep into the mystery of the missing girl, Munroe finds herself back in the lands of her childhood, betrayed, cut off from civilization, and left for dead. If she has any hope of escaping the jungle and the demons that drive her, she must come face-to-face with the past that she’s tried for so long to forget.

For the above synopsis, it obvious that The Informationist features a strong female main character like many of James Cameron’s previous film projects.

James Cameron had this to say about The Informationist:

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 forwarding to bringing Vanessa and her world to the big screen.

The Informationist producer Jon Landau to say about the film and its relationship with Cameron’s filmography:

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.

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Source: Hollywoodreporter, Deadline, Slashfilm

 

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