James Cameron is a brick-and-mortar storyteller. As Sigourney Weaver has said, he’s in touch with his inner 14-year-old, and instinctively knows what moviegoers all over the world want to see.” — from Anne Thompson‘s Indiewire Avatar review/video interview with Cameron, posted early this morning.

“While it is unlikely that any movie will unseat Cameron’s last fiction feature, 1997’s Titanic as the biggest blockbuster of all time ($1.8 billion worldwide), Avatar will be huge; I’ll bet this picture, which defines ‘event movie’ and probably cost $300-million (more than any other film) gets past a billion worldwide.”