James Cameron has selected the thriller "The Informationist" as his next directorial effort once he finishes his "Avatar" sequels says Heat Vision.
An adaptation of the Taylor Stevens novel, the story centers on a woman born in central Africa who spent her teenage years as a protege of gunners and mercenaries.
She has now reinvented herself as an information dealer for wealthy clients. She finds herself back on the Dark Continent after a billionaire hires her to find his missing daughter.
The book's heroine, Vanessa Michael Munroe, has been called a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Lisbeth Salander from "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" trilogy.
Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment has picked up the film rights and will develop it as a directing vehicle for Cameron. He and Jon Landau will produce the project while 20th Century Fox will distribute.