In what has been quite a dubious few months in terms of movie and TV show productions being forced to shut down, it's encouraging to notice productions ready to head back to work in the very near future.

Certainly every possible industry has been hit hard in recent times, but those working in the Arts were forced to either reschedule or delay current projects. One such production that was forced to shut down mid-March were James Cameron's four 'Avatar' sequels, which were filming on location in New Zealand.

The four movie sequels, which have been in the making for what seems like a lifetime, were shooting back to back at Wellington's Stone Street Studios when production was halted.

Now however, according to producer Jon Landau, the franchise will be restarting production as early as next week. Posting a picture of two vessels that will feature in the franchise, Landau wrote: "Our 'Avatar' sets are ready — and we couldn’t be more excited to be headed back to New Zealand next week."

The budget of the sci-fi series is thought to cost $1 billion, and the cast of the movie sequels includes Kate Winslet, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, and Sam Worthington.

James Cameron's four 'Avatar' sequels are slated to release in cinemas in December 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027.