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Daily Scan for 02.16.10 – Cameron Pens Avatar Prequel, Pine Ponders Captain America

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• The Halcyon Group’s bankruptcy has seen the Terminator franchise rights pass to hedge fund Pacificor, who have given Sony Pictures and Lionsgate a window of opportunity to make first bid on the next movie in the series.

• On that note, io9 has some great thoughts on why it would be better to reboot the Terminator franchise rather than do a straight sequel… and after McG’s turn, I agree.

• James Cameron is apparently hard at work penning a prequel novel to Avatar. I was skeptical, but I actually would like Sigourney Weaver’s initial meetings with the Na’vi illuminated.

• Will Neo Kirk himself, Chris Pine, be the new Captain America? I’d never thought about it before, but he’d make a great choice. I’m still rooting for Aaron Eckhardt, though.

• Roland Emmerich intends to destroy Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series by turning it into Avatar.

• The largest lightsaber fight ever just took place in a mall in Bristol, England.

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