James Cameron is ready to produce a sci-fi project. AMC recently gave the green light to a new documentary series for the director, which will tackle the evolution of the science fiction genre.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the documentary series is currently titled James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. However, the title is subject to change in the future. Moreover, the series has been approved for six episodes and will begin by discussing the origin of the sci-fi genre.
Eventually, it will take on the current pop-culture trend as well. James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction will be released in 2018. It was also revealed that each episode will last for one hour.
Meanwhile, Cameron also spoke about his inspiration to produce a documentary series. The Avatar director said, “When I was a kid, I basically read any book with a spaceship on the cover and I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey many, many times. The movie inspired me to become a filmmaker. I liked the special effects, but I really loved the ideas and the questions behind them: How will the world end? Will technology destroy us? What does it mean to be human?”
In recent news, Undead Walking shared the official press release from AMC on James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. The announcement confirmed that hit sci-fi series such as The Walking Dead will be part of the discussion in the documentary series.
“From Star Wars and Avatar to The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead, sci-fi has become a cornerstone of pop culture. In each episode of James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, Cameron introduces one of the ‘Big Questions’ that humankind has contemplated throughout the ages, and reaches back into sci-fi’s past to better understand how our favorite films, TV shows, books, and video games were born, and where the genre – and our species – might be going in the future,” the official press release stated.
The press release confirmed that sci-fi series that helped establish the genre will be of primary necessity in the documentary. The sci-fi documentary series will be produced by Left/Right. Furthermore, Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, which houses the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, will have a role in the said series.