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Yet Another Intriguing Behind-the-Scenes Avatar Photo

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January 12, 2009
Source: New York Times

Yet Another Intriguing Behind-the-Scenes Avatar Photo

Now that we're into 2009, we're finally starting to see photos from Avatar. Maybe it was James Cameron's plan all along to start marketing the movie for an entire year? This new photo comes from an article in the New York Times about Hollywood's use of 3-D (my own response to that is forthcoming). The photo shows Cameron on the set of Avatar looking at some futuristic (and potentially alien) machinery with green screens surrounding him. To me, it looks like an advanced tanning bed, but obviously it's not. It's the third official Avatar photo in two weeks, which means we might see a real photo sometime soon.

Click the photo to head over to the New York Times to read their article or just check it out in full below.

James Cameron's Avatar

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.

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  • "revolutionary filmmaker"? yes. very much. but the thing is i dont know whther he still has the bag of tricks? hope so.... Q: Do you think FOX will trump over Warners finally in 2009 using one major trump card?
  • There's a little mention of some things by Cameron's PA on the film over here: http://fanboyradio.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=420181 Not much but it made me think there's something to it and got me interested, worth a listen if your interested
  • Berko
    Maybe this film is actually a movie about making a 3d movie, 30 Rock style. It would explain them releasing these backstage stills instead of something from the actual film :)
  • midnightlight
    To be honest, all this hype sucks without anything to back it up. Give me a real picture of something in the movie
  • Frost
    I just hope that James Cameron keeps the promos to a minimum. I want to be caught totally by surprise and amazed when I see this, hopefully by the end of the year!
  • Well I'm a sucker for Sci-Fi so I'll claw at every news snippet about this one like a mindless zombie. lol =P Lets hope it doesn't suck.
  • m4st4
    Cameron is Genius...Lest week I saw The Abyss after a really long time and...God, I almost started to cry at the end. Amazing SF and amazing FILM. Avatar won't miss, I'm 100% sure. Battle Angel Alita somewhere on the horizon also (2011.? I hope)
  • Jimbo Slims
    A swelling, smoldering wreck of an oversized pet project (?) Methinks Mr. Cameron walks ever closer to the borders of the Uncanny Valley, the more he tries to avoid it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKTAJBQSm10
  • NorthDude
    Morons, James Cameron has never made a bad movie ever since the beginning of his career. Go stick your head in a toilet and be ashamed you heathen doubters
  • Aravena
    The Planet is called Pandora? Any one else sensing a predictable plot from here? You don't name something that obvious for nothing.

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