New French Poster for Avatar & 3 Hour Runtime Confirmed
Here's our first look at the final poster design for James Cameron's Avatar. They essentially added a lush background and half of Jake Sully's face onto the teaser poster. Our friends at Awards Daily are right - this looks a bit too similar to the Benjamin Button posters, but oh well. It's now an exact month from when Avatar will hit theaters, which means the hype should really be growing. In related news, SlashFilm found an interview with composer James Horner where he confirmed that the runtime would be nearly 3 hours. Will this poster with half-faces and an orange glow actually convince audiences to catch this in theaters?
Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine on the planet Pandora who, as an Avatar - a human mind in an alien body - finds himself in a desperate fight for his survival and that of the indigenous beings called Na'vi.
Avatar is both written and directed by Oscar winning visionary filmmaker James Cameron, of Piranha II, The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, and Titanic previously. He has been developing the technology to make this movie for the last 10 years. 20th Century Fox is bringing James Cameron's Avatar to both IMAX and regular theaters in 3D around the world on December 18th.
Reader Feedback - 38 Comments
after titanic, cameron must have carte blance to make any movie 3 hours long if he wants to.
xtheory on Nov 18, 2009
Will this poster with half-faces and an orange glow actually convince audiences to catch this in theaters? ... + ... The text ( par le realisateur de Titanic = from the director of Titanic ) The answer : Yes ... It will 😉
Shero on Nov 18, 2009
Just when I thought Avatar couldn't be any gayer, you show us French Avatar... Poster looks dumb. This will be a big bust.
branden on Nov 18, 2009
Marty Martin on Nov 18, 2009
poster is a bit bland. I think this will still be a good movie. but the question is how long will it take to make back its bloated budget?
dave13 on Nov 18, 2009
Antioch on Nov 18, 2009
It's amazing how every bit of news that comes out about this movie just keeps getting worse and worse.
SlashBeast on Nov 18, 2009
This is a fact - Avatar is a life-action version of Disney's Pocahontas!
ted4ever on Nov 18, 2009
Love it! I guess the love story will be at the center and all tech and fantasy around it.
Bo on Nov 18, 2009
lol that's the final poster? that's hilarious. Wolfman has been having fantastic posters, hopefully the movie is as good. But this, where the movie is supposed to be fantastic, is having the worst posters in existence. The early posters were laughably bad, looked like someone did them on Paint with the black background and unrealistic and unfinished and even shoddy CG work of the Na'vi or whatever they're called. Who's behind the advertising? They should be fired.
sheesh on Nov 18, 2009
Looks more like children will fill the theaters. what person in there right mind want to see this unless they know something about avatar. this is a crappy poster.
LC on Nov 18, 2009
Bunch of haters on here. I guarantee this movie will hit $1B. And you will love it!!
James Cameron on Nov 18, 2009
my 12 year old son who is a movie buff got tickets to the 21 min trailer. Not all kids don't know anything about movies.
Jason on Nov 18, 2009
I wish they did like a painting montage type poster like the ones they did for the Indiana Jones and the Star Wars movies...I dunno i just love it when they do that ish.
Jambi on Nov 18, 2009
lol at #12... $1billion...
zeldaprimed on Nov 18, 2009
This film will surely bring us unparalleled mediocrity.
FancyMonocle on Nov 18, 2009
Sabes on Nov 18, 2009
I like it.But I don't like Big Nose Lewis...
Ambient on Nov 18, 2009
i still think that movie will be good but this is the one of the worst movie posters i have ever seen....
splinter on Nov 18, 2009
The marketing campaign is fox...they are imbeciles. Truth of the matter is they have no idea how to market this movie. The movie will do well in spite of the marketing. It doesn't matter anyhow. Every 3D production company in the world is going to line up an buy Cameron's 3D filming technology. They have to, its the only way they can compete...through Cameron's 3D inventions. Cameron wins no matter what happens.
tyrascilee on Nov 18, 2009
1) They don't know what they're marketing. They just don't. They can't figure out what kind of movie this is or how to market it. 2) The vast majority of any public word on this film is mediocre at best. Worst of all though, we're not just talking general public... Industry insiders think this film looks bad. 3) Let's not kid ourselves. Whether this looks bad or not, we're all going to pay the 8-14 dollars to see it. HOWEVER, what made films like TITANIC so damn successful was that people went to it not just once, not twice, but anywhere from 3-5 times in theaters. The early word on Avatar indicates most people won't go to see this more than once. The makers of this film have said so much about how revolutionary this film is. This just pumped hopes up before anybody saw a frame of the film. But at the end of the day if the footage and story just don't support the hype, who cares? This is a classic example of that. I'd say we're all just judging too early, but with the amount of hype Cameron has thrown out there and the amount of material people have already seen, there is more than enough reason to judge.
Marty Martin on Nov 18, 2009
Some good visuals for sure, but the way Cameron was pimping its motion capture technology... I was imagining a completely different looking world. This doesn't look very other-wordly to me, just like a rainforest, sans gravity. Nothing terribly epic about the plot, and it seems to be a combo of shit we've seen already (Last of the Mohicans, Fern Gully, Dances with Wolves) and some signature Cameron stuff (mostly The Abyss, which they strangely leave out of promotions). The only real difference here for Cameron is that he's finally not doing a damn large body of water movie.
Greedo on Nov 18, 2009
I think the more i see and hear about the movie (including its terrible score) the less I feel the desire to see it. However 2 things still will drive me to the IMAX on Dec 18th. Cameron and 3d. I just refuse to believe that this director who gave us Aliens, T &T2, The Abyss (ok lets forgot about Titianic) spend all his effort into something that will end up being mediocre? I don't want to believe it. FOX's PR is laughable at best. HEck, there was better marketing out there for Surrogates. And this is a full blown Cameron movie we are talking about. FOX? WAKE UP? You have 4 weeks left... Current problem with this movie is that besides the geeks (us on here) the average movie goer does not care about it or 3d. They really don't. Its going to be interesting to see what happens. If FOX thinks it will have a Dark Knight like opening then someone slip them some xanax already cause it aint going to happen...(but heh what do i know)
sd on Nov 18, 2009
Unleash the cheese!
Crapola on Nov 18, 2009
I like the poster to a degree i guess, I can't wait for this film. If this bombs then James Cameron will have a price on his head!
d1rEct on Nov 18, 2009
I want to see 3D burned out, but I'll see this.
xerxex on Nov 18, 2009
Gee, I hope this does well, for Jim Cameron's sake. There is just too much hype building up, raising expectations to rediculous levels. It's going to kill the movie, no matter how good or bad it is. Remember the Phantom Menace which, by the way, I liked. And I have a feeling I'm going to like this too. I'm just a little doubtful it'll make up for it's cost.
Kenneth on Nov 18, 2009
#21 i agree,the fact that they keep harping on cameron's "titanic" shows what kind of info and incorrect expectations about the kind of people who would shell out $ to see avatar. Yes,he won an oscar for titanic-but to promote that fact here,its just totally out of context
twispious on Nov 18, 2009
Could this be the Heavens Gate of Sci Fi fantatsy movies or the next Titanic? Who knows. I look forward to it.
JimD on Nov 18, 2009
dom on Nov 19, 2009
Am I the only one who thinks this looks awful? Not one preview or photo has gotten my attention. Now, with the three hour running time, there's no way I'll see it.
SB on Nov 19, 2009
Alex, are you getting worried that I am a bit too right about Avatar? Even on this site there are less and less fans. $1 Bil? yeah effing right.
branden on Nov 19, 2009
What happens to your brain after watching a 3hour 3D action movie.....? 1.5h 3D gives me a headache and my eyes feel sore....only thing I am 'worried' about concidering this film. PS Not having Sigourney Weaver on the poster is FAIL
David Banner on Nov 19, 2009
looks amazing!! I love it! The dudes eyes are cool.
Eliyse on Nov 19, 2009
#32........"less fans"?...huh?.....the same Fans you are talking about on this site are the same negative , know-it-all, bitter, idiot fanboys that blog this site daily. I for one am still on Cameron's side until I actually see the movie. I could care less that it runs 3 hours....if it's good, then the more the better. I also don't care if it recoups it's 1 bil or whatever......why do all you idiot fanboys care?...as long as I'm entertained then that's all that matters. Oh , and by the way, I have seen Pocahontas and dances with wolves.......don't remember seeing any avatars, helicopters, dragons, giant big-ass machine guns or gunships in those movies. Man, fanboys just suck the life out of everything......maybe that is your attempt to actually get a life.
Bishop on Nov 19, 2009
Hilarious how they mention Piranha 2....I have to go see that now....
Bald Zombie on Nov 20, 2009
Fisherr on Nov 21, 2009
ese filme esta muy bueno...
masacre on Feb 2, 2010
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