Though James Cameron’s been busy searching the seas lately, he’ll soon be turning his attention (we think) to the long-promised Avatar sequels. He will be directing Avatar 2 and 3 back-to-back, but it appears that he’s already selected his post-Avatar project. It was announced today that Lightstorm Entertainment has acquired the rights to Taylor Stevens’ 2011 novel The Informationist for Cameron to direct and produce, with Lightstorm partner Jon Landau also producing.
The story centers on an information specialist who is hired by a Texas oil billionaire to find his daughter who vanished in Africa four years ago. The specialist finds herself “back in the lands of her childhood,” where she must come face-to-face with the past that she’s tried to forget. Landau describes the character as “a mix between Lisbeth Salander and Jason Bourne.” Hit the jump for more.