Out on the "Star Trek Into Darkness" promo trail, actress Zoe Saldana tells MTV that she's been in touch with James Cameron about how the "Avatar" film sequels are progressing:
"I know that he's sort of been removing himself from things that might distract him so that he can focus on doing the final tweaks on the scripts. He did share that he's in a very interesting and fragile place, because the story is dictating itself.
You walk a fine line when you're the creator of the story you're going to tell, of the manipulation that you may have unconsciously of the story and the characters versus allowing the story to unfold it, because you did create such a monumental and solid platform that they're just living and breathing organisms and they're the ones that need to make their own decisions.
I'm geek talking right now, but that's how intense it affects me and how I feel about amazing storytellers like James Cameron, like J.J. Abrams. They create things that are real out of unimaginable scenarios, and that is beautiful to me."
Saldana was the one who recently indicated an early 2014 date is being targeted to begin filming the "Avatar" sequels back-to-back.