October 26, 2016  

'The Black Dahlia' Scribe Set to Write 'Avatar 2'

August 1, 2013 (6:06 am) GMT
Josh Friedman will provide James Cameron with the screenplay of the sequel, which is eyeing a 2015 release.

"" has found its writer. The Wrap reports that Josh Friedman, whose script was used by Steven Spielberg for his directing gig in 2005, "", has been hired to pen the latest installment of the franchise. James Cameron is still the man behind the lens for the 20th Century Fox sequel.

Friedman has a history with the studio. In addition to "War of the Worlds", he wrote the screenplay for Brian De Palma's Oscar-nominated pic "" starring and . He also has penned the pilot for "" and created TV series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles".

While it is not clear who will be featured in the movie, original cast member is seemingly up for the gig. Last May, the Neytiri depicter revealed that there would be two follow-ups to the 2009 Oscar-winning movie being shot back to back in 2014.

"I think that they're doing a part two and a part three and they're probably going to shoot it at the same time," Saldana said while making the press rounds for "". "Because if we just do two and then wait, I'll probably be 45 or 50 by the time we get to part three. It takes a long time, it's a very hard process."


  1. Kim Kardashian Filming 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' Backstage at Kanye West's Concert
  2. Katy Perry Celebrates 32nd Birthday by Voting for Hillary Clinton and Hitting Kanye West's Concert
  3. 'Knight Rider' Gets Reboot From Producer Justin Lin
  4. Donnie Wahlberg, and Not Kim K., Sets Guiness World Record for Most Selfies in 3 Minutes
  5. Benedict Cumberbatch Channels Doctor Strange to Diagnose the Avengers in New Promo Clip
  6. Taylor Swift's Alleged Groping Photo Leaks Despite Sealed by Judge
  7. Nicole Richie Doesn't Regret Her Wild Past: I Was Just 'Being Me'
  8. Lady GaGa Makes a Japanese Bride Extra Happy With This Sweet Gesture. Watch It!