Check This Out: James Cameron's Avatar Na'vi Creature Design
We haven't mentioned James Cameron's Avatar in a while, and that's probably because we're in the thick of the summer, Avatar is still 19 months away, and we'd rather talk about how awesome The Dark Knight is than speculate about the future. However, after picking up my shiny new iPhone today, an e-mail came my way from Jim Dorey at Market Saw. He happened to get some exclusive photos of the official crew shirts from the production. Why is this important? Well they feature the first unofficial silhouette looks at the Na'vi, the beings that inhabit the planet Pandora that most of Avatar takes place on. This is a little bit like sifting through sand in search of minuscule flakes of gold, but I'll admit it is a pretty cool first look at the beings that we can expect to see in full detail a mere 19 months from now.
As you can see from the photos, the Na'vi creature has three toes and a tail and wields a bow and arrow. I've heard this mentioned before (but I don't remember where), but alas, details like this don't mean too much considering it's a silhouette and we don't have the context of this character in relation to the story and the entire universe it's set in. But alas, take a look at the character below, because it might just cause your imagination to run wild when you think about what Cameron might be doing.
Thanks again to Jim at Market Saw for sharing these. As everyone knows, I'm expecting Avatar to be one of the most groundbreaking films in recent history, which is why I'm always curious to know everything about it as long as I'm not spoiled. I was intrigued enough to feature these designs because we finally have some true definition to the characters we'll see, but not sure how much they change my opinion. Anyone else more excited for Avatar because of these?
Avatar is both written and directed by revolutionary filmmaker James Cameron, of everything from Aliens to The Abyss to Terminator to Titanic previously. In the future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran, 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. Avatar will be presented in full 3D arriving in theaters on December 18th, 2009 late next year.