Avatar director commissions Steven Charles Gould to create four books based on blockbuster film and proposed sequelsThe director James Cameron has appointed the science fiction writer Steven Charles Gould to write four standalone novels set in the same universe as his Avatar film and its three proposed sequels.Gould, who wrote the source novel for the 2008 film Jumper, has a little time to begin putting the books together. The first Avatar sequel is due for release in December 2016.”Steven Gould is one of the shining lights in contemporary science fiction,” said Cameron. “I’ve long admired the worlds and characters he’s created in his books and stories. We’re very fortunate to have Steven bring his formidable talents to the Avatar universe. He is already working closely with me and the screenwriters to flesh out the expanding world of Avatar.”The author, who is president of the organisation Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, looks a good fit for the environmentally themed saga, since a number of his books share similar concerns.James CameronScience fiction and fantasyFilm adaptationsScience fictionBen Childtheguardian.com © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our …read more

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