The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that James Cameron was writing Avatar: The Novel, because if there is one thing that Avatar is best known and most loved for, it is the writing! Said James Cameron: “There are things you can do in books that you can’t do with films.” True! From the article:
[Cameron] says the book version of “Avatar” will follow the film version “quite closely” in terms of the plot. But the novel will also include “interior monologues” and provide details about the characters and Pandora.
Cameron said he first considered writing the book when he was filming the movie. “I told myself, if it made money, I’d write a book,” the director said.
That is definitely the right way to approach a book idea, and one that treats literature with respect and as a significant art-form with a long, and important history. And the book looks like it’s going to be equally GREAT and SMART. How do we know? Because we have an exclusive FIRST LOOK at a page from it:
Oh man, I cannot wait to find out what happens next! What a good book. I hope there are Pulitzer Prizes in SPACE.