By Kate Ward
June 01, 2010 at 10:18 PM EDT
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Image Credit: Jesse Grant/WireImage.comJames Cameron managed to turn a film about blue people into one of the most celebrated, highest-grossing films of all time. So now, naturally, the government is hoping he can work miracles when it comes to the oil spill crisis in the Gulf.

Apparently, federal officials are meeting with Cameron — an expert in the field of underwater filming — in hopes that he will help them brainstorm how to cork the the spill. Heck, Kevin Costner already got into the action, so it was only a matter of time before Cameron’s came into the fold. (Bono, where are you?) This is how I predict things will go down with the Oscar-winning director in charge: Cameron will enlist the aid of an Austrian actor, who will climb in an avatar machine, come out as an awesome liquid metal robot, swim underneath the gulf, and plug Danny Cooksey into the hole. Success!

Either way, it will look awesome in 3-D.

(Yes, I understand the gulf oil crisis is a serious matter. But if we don’t laugh, we cry.)

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