A Crowded Room
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

by James Cameron
James Cameron’s psychological drama is decidedly different from his usual amped-up action movie fare: a smaller story of a criminal with multiple personalities. Due to legal reasons, it was shelved. Read the script review at UGO Screenwriter’s Voice.

Update (3/14/16)

Leonardo Dicaprio is set to produce and star in the film, with a new script by Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg, adapting the nonfiction book about Billy Milligan. Read the announcement at the Hollywood Reporter.

Download Cameron’s screenplay


Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

scriptment by James Cameron
Cameron was planning on doing this story of genetically altered life forms immediately after Titanic. He actually had 200 page scriptment written at that point, but it was put aside for a while.

Years later, Cameron’s mysterious Project 880 turned out to be Avatar after all. (This wasn’t surprising, since Lightstorm Entertainment asked us internet folks to stop hosting the Avatar materials online.)

Confused? See the Joblo story here.

Ain’t it Cool has a synopsis of the scriptment here.

There’s a neat run-down of creatures, locations, and crafts at AvatarMovieZone.com

Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

Scriptment by James Cameron
Remember the huge legal battle over Spider-man? By the time Marvel and Sony had it figured out, Cameron was out of the picture. The final movie did use some of Cameron’s ideas, however. The genetically altered (rather than radioactive) spider and the organic web-shooters had their origins here.

One fan of this scriptment, Daniele Tomasi, has devoted an entire website to it. SpiderCameron.altervista.org features the scriptment in English and Italian, with commentary and storyboards.

Download scriptment here.

Planet of the Apes (Remake)
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

This remake went through a few directors as well as writers. James Cameron was attached, then Oliver Stone, and finally Tim Burton.

Cameron gives his thoughts on the film in an Ain’t it Cool interview here.

Read about Oliver Stone’s involvement at CHUD.com

Read Mike White’s reviews of the Hayes and Hamm scripts in issue 10 of Cashiers du Cinemart.

Alien 5
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

Treatment by James Cameron and ???
After Alien Resurrection, Ridley Scott and James Cameron discussed doing another sequel. Cameron and another writer (name?) worked up some ideas, but the project was scrapped when Alien Vs. Predator moved forward. Cameron mentions his involvement briefly in an Ain’t it Cool interview here.

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