With Avatar in the can, speculation has run rampant on what James Cameron's next project will be. Amidst talk of Avatar sequels and Battle Angel Alita, it seems Cameron has yet another project on the table.

Production Weekly reports via Twitter that Cameron is developing a science fiction "event" film set in the future and scripted by Shane Salerno, who worked on the screenplays for Armageddon, Ghost Rider, and both Alien vs. Predator movies. Production Weekly hasn't elaborated further, but speculation is that the script is Doomsday Protocol, which Salerno sold to Fox last year. The Hollywood Reporter has the synopsis:

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it is known to be an epic science fiction adventure in the vein of "The Seven Samurai" involving a group of aliens and humans with various abilities who are brought together to save Earth.

So what's it ultimately going to be for Cameron — space age samurai, post-apocalyptic cyborg, or another swing through the Avatar universe?

James Cameron's next film may be a sci-fi samurai epic [SCI FI Wire]

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