James Cameron with Bill Paxton in Ghosts of the Abyss.
Most had already expected that James Cameron's secret Project 880 was either Battle Angel or Avatar. However, Battle Angel was quickly removed from the list of options when Cameron announced that the film may take a back seat to Project 880; leaving Avatar as the number one option.
Personally, I can't help feel a little bummed that the answer was so easy. With a secret name like Project 880, I was hoping that Cameron would have blown us away with an announcement for a film like Aquaman or even True Lies 2. But no, the mystery is over, as Cameron has recently given the full confession to the good people over at AICN.
James Cameron Reveals Project 880
James Cameron figured it was time to come out of the closet over his upcoming Project 880. Though we were hoping for a similar shock to finding out one's brother is gay (in theory), instead we are told something we already knew.
Project 880 is Avatar or at least a " retooled version of Avatar." According to AICN, Cameron is still undecided on which project he would like to release first, Battle Angel Alita or Avatar.
Cameron has been working the past three-plus years on a new CG technology that will help create live-action similar to that of Gollum in Lord of the Rings. In the HBO series Entourage Cameron, playing himself, mentions that some day computer technology will get rid of the need for actors; maybe Cameron is actually pursuing this goal.
Cameron goes on to further discuss the 3D technology behind each project. According to initial reporrs, Cameron wants to release the projects in both 3D and 2D format. For those of you thinking we could have a 3D experience like Captain EO think again. Cameron claims that the level of 3D in the films won't have objects hitting you in the face as the medium will offer a "more lucid window."
Cameron plans on Battle Angel Alita to become a trilogy.