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James Cameron Diving Deep Underwater to Film 'Avatar 2' Sequel

James Cameron certainly isn't one to rest on his laurels, or his Oscars. The inventive and oceanic-obsessed director frequently harbors lofty aspirations, and a new Cameron plan apparently involves the development of revolutionary undersea technology. According to Moviefone, Cameron has enlisted Australian engineers to help design a submersible craft capable of withstanding unprecedented levels of pressure.

The state-of-the-art submarine would conceivably ferry Cameron and his crew to the Challenger Deep area of the Mariana Trench, 36,000 feet below the ocean's surface. Currently, conjecture indicates that the 'Avatar' sequel will focus on planet Pandora's oceans, so Cameron could intend to portray those fictional underwater areas by capturing unrivaled 3-D footage of the Earth's deepest surveyed location. Or, the submarine (which will reportedly feature a futuristic "resin bubble for viewing the outside world") could just be part of another Bill Pullman Bill Paxton documentary about undersea adventure.

Fans of Cameron, technology and ocean science should absolutely enjoy the next several months, as more specific details about the vessel surface. But, the folks who have passed their Cameron breaking point (i.e., the ones who shudder at the mere mention of Skynet, 3-D, Na'vi and "king of the world!") might just need to bury their heads in the sand for the next year.

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