Remember how James Cameron said he was no longer interested in making movies that weren’t Avatar sequels?
Looks like he spoke a bit too soon.
Cameron has signed on to direct the big-screen adaptation of The Informationist, a novel by Taylor Stevens.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment banner have picked up movie rights to the book, with the intent of developing an adaptation as a directing vehicle for Cameron at 20th Century Fox.
Cameron will reportedly direct the film after he’s done working on the next two Avatar sequels.
Informationist centers on Vanessa “Michael” Munroe, a woman born in central Africa who spent her teenage years as a protege of gunners and mercenaries. She reinvents herself as an information dealer for wealthy clients, but when a billionaire hires her to find his daughter who went missing in Africa, Munroe finds herself back in the Dark Continent.
The character has been described as an action heroine with shades of Lisbeth Salander and Sherlock Holmes.