James Cameron’s Avatar | Enter Pandora’s BoxCategory: Entertainment
James Cameron, the Academy Award-winning Best Director for the critically acclaimed and box-office hit movie Titanic returns to the silver screen after a 12-year hiatus to write and direct the film Avatar.
Avatar is 3-D science fiction epic film. It will be composed almost entirely of computer-generated animation, using a more advanced version of the “performance capture” technique used by director Robert Zemeckis in The Polar Express. The film is being touted as a breakthrough in terms of filmmaking technology, for its development of 3D viewing and stereoscopic filmmaking with cameras that were specially designed for the film’s production.
The film stars Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Sigourney Weaver (Dr. Grace Augustine), Michelle Rodriguez (Trudy Chacon) and Zoe Saldaña (Neytiri).
The budget to make the film is reported to be a stunning and record-breaking $300 million!
SYNOPSIS (from Wikipedia):
In A.D. 2154, the story’s protagonist, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), is a former U.S. Marine who was wounded and paralyzed from the waist down in combat on Earth. Jake is selected to participate in the Avatar program, which will enable him to walk. Jake travels to Pandora. This world is a lush and sentient-inhabited jungle-covered satellite of Polyphemus, one of three gas giants that orbit Alpha Centauri A, 4.3 light years from Earth.
Pandora’s biosphere is filled with incredible life forms, some beautiful, many terrifying. This world is also home to the Na’vi, a sentient humanoid race, who are considered primitive, yet are more physically capable than humans. Standing three meters tall (approximately 10 feet), with tails and sparkling blue skin, the Na’vi live in harmony with their unspoiled world. As humans encroach deeper into Pandora’s forests in search of valuable minerals, the Na’vi unleash their formidable warrior abilities to defend their threatened existence.
Jake has unwittingly been recruited to become part of this encroachment. Since humans are unable to breathe the air on Pandora, they have created genetically-bred human-Na’vi hybrids known as Avatars. On Pandora, through his Avatar body, Jake will be able to walk again. Sent deep into Pandora’s jungles as a scout for the soldiers that will follow, Jake encounters many of Pandora’s beauties and dangers. There he meets a young Na’vi female, Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña).
Over time, Jake integrates himself into the Na’vi clan, and begins to fall in love with Neytiri. As a result, Jake finds himself caught between the military-industrial forces of Earth and the Na’vi, forcing him to choose sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of Pandora.
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James Cameron’s Avatar is set to have its world premiere on December 16, 2009 and will be release in the US, Philippines and various parts of the world on December 18, 2009.If you want to receive my latest posts, please subscribe to my full feed RSS or have them delivered through email. Just enter your email address below and hit the Subscribe button.