Avatar Trailer Premieres This August!

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6,000+ were recently given a special gift during the San Diego Comic Con. They were shown 20+ minutes of footage from James Cameron’s upcoming sci-fi, f/x extravaganza, AVATAR.

Now it’s your turn: synchronize your chronometers for August 21, 2009, and be ready to attend a grand event involving 20th Century Fox, James Cameron and the otherworldly realm that is conveyed in this film fourteen years in the making. “Avatar Day” will provide audiences with the one-of-a-kind early opportunity to see extended footage from Avatar not only in standard format, but also in IMAX, and IMAX 3D, in select theaters around the world.

The event will also serve as the worldwide launch date for the Avatar trailer, which will be available online that same day.

The Avatar screenings will also feature video game maker Ubisoft, who will unveil the trailer for James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game. Additionally, Mattel will showcase the new action figures tied to the film – an up-close and personal look at the characters from Avatar and the blue, cat-like Na’vi, who are unlike anything we’ve seen previously.

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"Avatar Day" will feature previews of the Avatar video game.

I’ve followed James Cameron’s career since the very first Terminator film and have always enjoyed the lengths and zeal Cameron goes to, not only in telling the stories he cradles from concept to life, but ensuring the pinnacle of actual VISUAL PRESENTATION.

There are few people involved in filmmaking that are as dedicated to the craft and execution of “finding a way” as Cameron and I for one (of millions) cannot wait to see firsthand how he’s going to pull another cinematic rabbit, 14+ years in the making, out of his hat.

Set your calender: “Avatar Day” is August 21, 2009. Check with your local theater for info on the screenings.

AVATAR opens in theaters everywhere December 18, 2009.

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  1. Looking forward to finally see a trailer. From first impressions of people movie looks really cool, nothing revolutionary though.

  2. I missed the footage at Comic-Con so I’m looking forward to hauling my butt down to the nearest IMAX to check out 15 minutes of Avatar in 3D.


  3. No offense but of course the trailer premieres in august if avatar day is in august.

  4. I really liked my most recent IMAX experience – TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen. While it was a very large and very high def screen it was a mere MATCHSTICK compared to the gargantuan experience I first remember as “IMAX” from Chicago-area “Great America/Six Flags”. That’s like a 7 story screen, that was just all-encompassing, making for some of the coolest “SPEED” experiences in the old-school IMAX presentations I remember when working there as a caricature artist. Great stuff that I wish we had here in STL Area.

  5. Did you know that ‘Avatar’ is a Hindu (Indian) word for the word ‘Incarnation’ ? Just like I am using Da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ for my avatar. Cameron just made me feel proud for being a Hindu. Anyway, That was for fun and trivia’s sake.

    My only (ok, TWO) complaint against Cameron : Why oh why, did he not direct ‘True Lies-2′(should have a long ago) when it was been discussed ? And why did he not direct ‘Terminator-3′ ? Except Schwarzenegger (He’s ‘The greatest’ – not that Boxing Boy of the 70s) nothing was great about that movie. It was a mediocre movie at best and in terms of fulfilling expectations, it was the worst ever made.

    Anyway, I can’t wait to watch the trailer of ‘Avatar’ in Imax. Also would get my hands on the Trailer if I get one Online.

  6. @Amol

    They were thinking about doing a True Lies 2 if Arnold would have lost the re-election for governor, but he won it, and I think by the time this term he might be too old to do another action film. Not that *I* think he’s too old, but I think that’s something he has commented on. Plus I think he’s having heart problems, so hitting the gym to pump back up for an action movie might not be an option.

    And about Avatar, the only thing I’m kind of concerned about is how it makes humans the villains in the movie. I really hope they don’t make it too black and white and that the humans have good reason to do what they are doing or at least believe they have good reason and it’s not just that humans are pricks…

  7. @Amol

    I just read on another site that Tom Arnold has been telling people that him, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and James Cameron will be making a movie after Schwarzenegger’s term is over. Could it be True Lies????

  8. @Ken J

    (“if Arnold would have lost the re-election for governor,..”)

    Ken, Will the The Big Oak ever lose anything, anytime ?
    I think he’s a Born Winner. I hope the day never arrives when he loses something. Regarding his heart problems, he had undergone some bypass surgery in 1997 just before shooting that crap called ‘Batman @ Robin’. Even when it wasn’t necessary. The surgery, I’m referring to, ofcourse not B&R. I just pretend B&R does not even exist. In True-Lies(1994) it’s hard to believe that Arnie was 47 years old! Any other actor would have appeared as if he is from some old-age home. Even in T-3(2003) when he is nude during his entry-pose, it’s hard to imagine he’s 56 there!

    Anyway, When the last time I checked IMDB for True Lies-2, I was in for a surprise as I found the unlikeliest of names on the credit list. Some Nigerian ones.

    As for Arnie himself discussing True-Lies-2, On most sites it was long back in and around 2005. Cameron, too, is probably not interested. A golden oppurtunity missed by everyone involved.

    Getting back to Avatar, Cameron’s an epic storyteller, with character-driven action loaded with emotion. I do believe it will be grey movie and not a black & white one.

    (“I’m kind of concerned about is how it makes humans the villains in the movie.”)

    I think since it will be Humans vs. Humanoids, while watching it, I will try to imagine it from the prospective of humans. That would make them protagonists (for me). But… yes, you are still right, that still won’t prevent them from being the villains as they are invading someone else’s land forcefully. …Interesting.

  9. @Ken

    Sorry, Ken, I JUST found out that True-Lies 2 newspiece you are talking about and yes it’s dated August 2nd, 2009!
    But on what date is Governorator Arnie’s term going to end ?
    14 months or something ? But Cameron hasn’t even uttered a word about it. Speculations and more Speculations …

  10. Ok, just a quick question, um, how is inventing an entirely new technology to film a movie and employing the use of the MOST PHOTO REALISTIC CGI EVER USED IN FILM HISTORY TO THE POINT WHERE THE HUMAN EYE CANNOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN WHAT IS IN-CAMERA AND WHAT IS CG not revolutionary? just wondering!!!!!11

  11. KenJ, the human race is the most violant and cruelest race of them all. We fight over the dumbest things and then never can stop. Im not crazy, Im just a 13 year old boy spreading my beliefs of nature. But, look at it this way, the human race has been destroying the planet for so many years, we fight over, politics, religeon, resources, and other things that we could simply talk about. Sure you cant walk up to a bull and say, “I wanna take your horns, please?” but humans have a complicated communication system, that maybe we could finaly use for peace with other human races. Unlike whitemen who kidnapped Africans for slaves and even kidnapped spanish. Humans are afraid of somthing they never have seen before. Here me out, please, Im only in 6th and already dont believe in religeon.

  12. I think David’s argument has some merit.

  13. What! You’re pretty smart for grade 6.