James Cameron working on Avatar 2

Updated: 30 November 2012 10:15

James Cameron will begin filming Avatar 2 next year.

James Cameron will begin filming Avatar 2 next year.

The Oscar-winning director has revealed he is working on the scripts for the second movie in the franchise, as well as the third, and wants to start shooting Avatar 2 by the end of 2013.

The Huffington Post, quote the 58-year-old director as saying: ''I want to get these scripts nailed down. I don't want to be writing the movie in post production. We kind of did that on the first picture, I ended up cutting out a lot of scenes and I don't want to do that again.''

Cameron previously admitted that he only plans to make Avatar films for the rest of his career, saying: ''I'm in the Avatar business. Period. That's it. I'm making Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4, and I'm not going to produce other people's movies for them.

''I'm not interested in taking scripts.... I think within the Avatar landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it. And doing it in an entertaining way.''