James Cameron seems to have found his Pandora in New Zealand. The noted Hollywood director has bought two North Island farm properties and is planning to settle there.
Cameron has successfully applied for a mammoth 1,067 hectare (2,636 acres) of farmland in the country. In an application filed with the New Zealand's Overseas Investment Office, Cameroon said he and his family were happy and intended to move to the Kiwi land and were acquiring the property to reside on a working farm.
In a statement issued Thursday through his Los Angeles-based lawyer, the director of blockbusters like "Terminator", "Titanic" and "Avatar" said he had vowed to settle in New Zealand after his first visit to the country in 1994. The peaceful countryside might have appeared to him like the ideal place called Pandora depicted in "Avatar."
Cameron said he wanted to raise his kids with the values he had when he was growing up. "I grew up working on my grandfather's farm in Canada and my wife Suzy's family own a farm in Oklahoma. We want to raise our kids with the values we had when we were growing up, close to the land and with a strong work ethic."