First Official BTS Photo from James Cameron's Avatar!
This is a momentous occasion! The first official photo released by Fox for James Cameron's Avatar has finally hit the web! Unfortunately it's not exactly what you're expecting - it's a behind-the-scenes photo featuring Cameron and his star, Sam Worthington. I know, I know, I want to see an actual photo from it, too, but we've still got to wait for that. This comes from a feature in the LA Times talking about the overwhelming buzz surrounding Avatar. "The only question (and fear) is what is to become of the cinema geeks overwhelmed by the images that Cameron and his effects crew are putting in front of them."
Below you will see the first officially released photo from Avatar. We cannot confirm or deny that the paneling behind Cameron and Worthington is actually a piece of the set or not. We're going to guess that it is, as it looks quite sci-fi to us. We have officially 360 days left until Avatar's debut.
"The buzz surrounding James Cameron's big-budget return to science fiction has been nothing short of awe-inspiring. The film, a mix of CGI and live action using new techniques Cameron himself helped to develop, was shot with a special 3-D camera (also developed by Cameron). Mix that with the promise of large-scale, hard science fiction that hasn't been attempted much in the past few years, and you have a project that seems guaranteed to live up to the hype and expectations that are riding on it." I hope so!
Avatar is written and directed by revolutionary filmmaker James Cameron, of everything from Aliens to The Abyss to Terminator to Titanic previously. In the future, Jake (Worthington), 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 and arrive in theaters everywhere on December 18th, 2009.