Finally, An Interesting Picture from ‘Avatar’

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It’s crazy to think that James Cameron hasn’t directed a live action feature in almost 12 years. The man behind such iconic movies as Terminator (1&2), The Abyss, Aliens and a little seen film called Titanic, amongst others, took a decade off so that technology could catch up with his vision. Finally it did and this December we get to see the long awaited (and much anticipated) Avatar.

Well, a new still featuring a thoughtful looking Cameron on set shows what one of the films sets will look like, and as expected it looks like a million dollars. Or considering that this is a James Cameron movie it’s probably more like $200 million. Cameron appears to be standing on a spaceship’s bridge or in some sort of cryo-chamber.

Very little is known about the film; except that it stars Sam Worthington (who ironically stars in this summers Terminator Salvation) and Sigourney Weaver and that the storyline involves a band of humans who are pitted in a battle against a distant planet’s indigenous population.

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James Cameron on the set ofAvatar

Avatar is an importantĀ film on most movie fans “must see” lists this year and fingers crossed that it does not disappoint, however as this is directed by The King of the World that shouldn’t be an issue.

Avatar is scheduled to be released on December 18, 2009.

Source: New York Times and SlashFilm

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  1. An interesting picture. What we really need is a trailer to see if this will be a revolutionary film or just another star was prequel or star trek reboot. I’m hoping Jim can pull a great original Sci-Fi epic. Show Hollywood that being original for once will workout for the better. Just wandering. Does this pic look photo shopped to anyone? The focus of the object going behind Jims head is blurry but he is’nt. just looks strange.

  2. Part of the photo is blurry because of depth of field–it’s called short focus or shallow depth of field, common on film or video cameras, or still cameras, with long/telephoto(-ish) lenses.

    I read at Ain’t It Cool News that it may be the bed the humans lay in to jack into their avatars.

    heath

  3. That object in front of Cameron,
    Is that a biobed or some sort of high tech sarcophagus?

  4. Interesting photo.. I thought this movie was gonna be entirely in 3D, like beowulf? So there are some physical sets after all?

  5. Hm, a blend of CG and live sets. So that must mean the CG must be so good you can’t tell when it goes from one to the other… That would be pretty sweet…

  6. And that depth of field thing is mainly affected by the aperture size they are using, but is more noticable in telephoto lenses.