(Cover) - EN Movies - James Cameron desires to “gets scripts nailed down” on Avatar sequels before filming next year.

The director released Avatar in 2009 and moviegoers have been anxiously awaiting word on follow-ups.

While lending support for fellow director Peter Jackson at The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’s premiere in Wellington, New Zealand Wednesday, James confirmed that 2013 will see him finally filming Avatar 2 and 3.

The filmmaker has taken such a long time to move forward on the projects because he is concerned about artistic integrity.

“I want to get these scripts nailed down, I don’t want to be writing the movie in post production,” he told The West Australian.

“We kind of did that on the first picture, I ended up cutting out a lot of scenes and so on and I don’t want to do that again.”

Peter used Higher Frame Rate capturing techniques while filming The Hobbit.

James is considering using a similar cinematographic approach in Avatar 2 and 3.

“If there is acceptance of 48, then that will pave the way for Avatar [sequels] to take advantage of it,” he said.

“We charged out ahead on 3D with Avatar, now Peter’s doing it with the Hobbit. It takes that kind of bold move to make change.”

Avatar 2 is expected to be released in theatres in 2015.