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James Cameron-Supported School Cutting Meat And Dairy From Lunches

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MUSEJames Cameron is famous for many things, movies and lawsuits most notable among them. But he is also involved with many other causes, especially education. His wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, founded the MUSE school in California, the goal of which can be summed up in a sentence: “Inspiring and preparing young people to live consciously with themselves, one another, and the planet.” Sounds pretty good. Cameron backs the school financially, and also participates in some of its programs, like when he brought elementary and middle school students to the Cameron ranch to see the Deepsea Challenger submarine, which once took Cameron to the lowest point on Earth, the Mariana Trench. Now both Camerons have set their sights on another area of the school, the lunches.

School lunches are straight up nasty, especially given the weak showing of the FDA, which believes ketchup is a vegetable. The food is also not particularly eco-friendly, which is part of why a bunch of schools have adopted the “Meatless Monday” program. Cutting out meat for even one day helps reduce environmental strains. But since the MUSE school’s mission involves sustainability and creates partnerships with green industries and organizations, they want to go a step further by cutting out all meat and dairy, becoming the first school to install a fully plant-based lunch program.

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James Cameron Talks Cranking Out Scripts For Avatar 2, 3, And 4 At The Same Time

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AvatarWriting a movie is rather serious undertaking. Writing three movies at the same time is a hellacious task and just seems kind of mean to yourself. Lucky for us, James Cameron is just this kind of masochistic bastard and is working on three movies at once. Sure, he has help, but he’s in the process of cranking out screenplays for Avatar 2, 3, and 4.

These aren’t tiny movies either, if the 2009 original—the highest grossing movie of all time—is any indication, all three of these sequels are going to be monumental feats in their own right. And since he plans to shoot all three films back-to-back-to-back, the scripts need to be in workable order before production begins, and he’s hired a pool of writers to help him along the way.

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James Cameron Says He’s Loosely Attached To Terminator: Genesis

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James CameronTerminator: Genesis, the fifth installment of the cyborg-centric franchise, is currently filming in and around New Orleans. Purportedly a soft reboot of the series that began 30 years ago, the film will revisit iconic characters and scenes, adding a new, more time travel heavy spin to the proceedings. James Cameron is responsible for the first two Terminator films, which are the only ones really worth a damn—we do enjoy The Sarah Connor Chronicles, however. And while Genesis brings star Arnold Schwarzenegger back into the fold, Cameron is apparently involved as well, though in a very limited capacity.

Cameron doesn’t own any of the Terminator rights anymore, having sold them to help get the first movie made, which in turn helped launch his career. Over the weekend, the filmmaker appeared at the Hero Complex Film Festival in Los Angeles, and during a Q&A session, he talked about his role in the new film. He won’t receive any credit on this installment, but he does say that he is “loosely attached” to Genesis.

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James Cameron & Cirque Du Soleil Developing Avatar Show

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Avatar3We already knew James Cameron had Avatar on the brain, but this is getting ridiculous. The director of Titanic and Aliens is spending pretty much a decade focused on the Na’vi homeworld of Pandora. The original Avatar came out in 2009, and Cameron is currently working on three follow-ups, which will shoot back to back for release in 2016, 2017, and 2018, respectively. But now the world of Avatar will be popping up someplace we didn’t expect it: on stage, in a live show from Cirque du Soleil.

Cameron is partnering with Cirque du Soleil, Twentieth Century Fox, and Lightstorm Entertainment to develop a live show based on the first Avatar film. The show is looking to debut and begin touring late in 2015, a year before the first of the three Avatar sequels will hit theaters. Cameron made the announcement yesterday at the C2MTL-Commerce and Creativity Conference in Montreal.

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Sigourney Weaver Will Transform For Avatar 2, 3, And 4

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AvatarAs sci-fi fans, one thing we can never get enough of is Sigourney Weaver. That means that the fact we’re going to get Avatar 2, 3, and 4, and that she is going to play a big role in all three sequels, is good news. You may wonder exactly how they’re going to pull off that feat—her character dies in the first film, so they have that problem to work around—but the 64-year-old actress recently provided a few hints about her role in the upcoming chapters.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with James Cameron’s 2009 science fiction adventure—there must be at least a couple of you, maybe—it is the single highest grossing film of all time. Set on the alien world of Pandora, the story has often been compared to Kevin Costner’s Dances With Wolves, and follows a former Marine who inhabits an avatar in order to infiltrate the planet’s native population so humans can mine for a rare substance called unobtanium. No, that last part is not a joke. He, of course, falls in love with a girl, realizes what shitbags the people are being, and switches sides.

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Fantastic Voyage Remake Sets Sights On Man Of Steel Writer David Goyer

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That was the sound of sci-fi movie fans’ faith in humanity going up in smoke. Another remake that few people wanted has found a screenwriter with one of the more uneven resumes in Hollywood. The long-gestating update of Richard Fleischer’s 1966 family adventure Fantastic Voyage has injected Man of Steel‘s David Goyer into its bloodstream to write the script treatment and executive produce. Can’t somebody sink this project for good already?

Though Fox is one of the studios behind it, it’s Lightstorm Entertainment’s James Cameron—you might have heard of him—who has been spearheading this one for years, but there hasn’t been much talk about it since Night at the Museum‘s Shawn Levy left it behind some years back. Goyer could also potentially fill that director’s chair, but it looks like they just wanting to utilize his storytelling skills for now.

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