James Cameron will direct The Informationist, once he's done and dusted with the Avatar franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Informationist, a novel by Taylor Stevens, tells the story of Vanessa Munroe - a woman born in central Africa who spent her teenage years as a protege of gunners and mercenaries. Cameron will produce the project with his Lightstorm partner Jon Landau. "This was an opportunity to continue our relationship with Fox and Jim Gianopulos beyond the Avatar films," Landau said in a statement to THR. "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." Cameron, one of film's goliaths, said this: "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."
Cameron is responsible for the two top grossing films of all time, with Titanic and Avatar, and is showing no signs of relenting by adding this latest project to his ever growing to do list. Avatar 2 is currently dominating his mind, though, as the Box Office looks forward to another Cameron money hoover.