James Cameron Brings in Writer Josh Friedman for 'Avatar 2' Script

Tatiana Siegel
James Cameron Brings in Writer Josh Friedman for 'Avatar 2' Script

James Cameron has enlisted War of the Worlds writer Josh Friedman to work on the Avatar 2 screenplay.

Cameron has been holed up in New Zealand working on the script that will follow up his 2009 mega-blockbuster.

The move is an ironic twist given that Friedman was an executive producer on the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which Cameron had nothing to do with despite creating the characters with Gale Anne Hurd.

In March, Friedman signed a two-year deal with Universal Television and joined the upcoming pirate drama Crossbones starring John Malkovich. But the Avatar 2 gig provides a real feather in his cap given that the success of the first film is the highest-grossing film of all time.

20th Century Fox will release the film on Christmas in 2015.