James Cameron has revealed he is living in isolation while he focuses on writing the sequels to Avatar.
The Oscar-winning director is holed up on a ranch in New Zealand writing the two follow-ups to the hit 2009 movie, set on the fictional alien planet of Pandora, and told lifegoesstrong.com: "I'm living in Pandora right now."
The filmmaker revealed: "As a writer, I need isolation. I'm calling you from New Zealand right now where I'm writing on a little farm. When you live in a special world like Pandora, you have to live in that world.
"The quiet helps. The only problem is it's a little too nice when it comes to the weather. I want to go play outdoors."
He added: "I was talking the other day with Peter Jackson and said, 'You had it easy dude. You had the books when you did the second and third Lord of the Rings. I have to create my own books in my head and extract a script from it.'
"I'm deep into it and I'm living in Pandora right now. There is that start up torque where you feel it's coming to you. Then you build up momentum. That's when it gets fun. The characters talk and it's writing itself. I'm almost there right now. It's building fast."
Meanwhile, the Titanic director has announced his resignation from the board of 3D technology company RealD so he can focus on the films.
He said in a statement: "The increasing demands on my schedule in 2013 have made serving on RealD's board impractical going forward. However, I am excited to continue my long-standing collaboration with RealD to jointly promote the merits of 3D filmmaking."