Thursday, December 28, 2006
James Cameron's Avatar will now hit the theaters in the summer of 2009. It was earlier scheduled for the summer of 2008. This sci-fi movie narrates the story of Jake; a paraplegic war veteran who is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na'vi, a humanoid race, with their own language and culture. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.
In an interview, the Titanic director said 'Avatar is a very ambitious sci-fi movie. It's a futuristic tale set on a planet 200 years hence. It's an old-fashioned jungle adventure with an environmental conscience.'
'I'll spend many months completing the special effects on Avatar, and it will not be released until the summer of 2009. It's quite a challenge - and for that reason, I embrace it,' adds Cameron.
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