Fantasy Posted August 20, 2009 Share Posted August 20, 2009 Avatar Avatar is a 3-D science fiction epic film directed by James Cameron(Titanic, Aliens, Terminator), released on December 18, 2009. Distributed by 20th Century Fox. Sites(Official) www.avatarmovie.com Official Avatar Youtubechannel Avatar on Twitter Site(Unofficial) Avatar Fan Site Running Time 162 minutes. Language English. Budget US$ 237 million estimated. Story The story’s protagonist, Jake Sully, is a former Marine who was wounded and paralyzed from the waist down in combat on Earth. Jake is selected to participate in the Avatar program, which will give him a healthy body. Jake travels to Pandora, a lush rainforest-covered extraterrestrial moon filled with incredible life forms – some beautiful, many terrifying. Pandora is also home to the Na’vi, a sentient humanoid race that humans consider primitive, but are actually more evolutionarily advanced than humans. Standing ten feet tall, with tails and sparkling blue skin, the Na’vi live in harmony with their unspoiled world. As humans encroach deeper into Pandora's forests in search of valuable minerals, the Na’vi unleash their formidable warrior abilities to defend their threatened existence. Jake has unwittingly been recruited to become part of this encroachment. Since humans are unable to breathe the air on Pandora, they have created genetically-bred human-Na’vi hybrids known as Avatars. The Avatars are living, breathing bodies that are controlled by a human 'driver' through a technology that links the driver’s mind to their Avatar body. On Pandora, through his Avatar body, Jake can be whole once again. Sent deep into Pandora's jungles as a scout for the soldiers that will follow, Jake encounters many of Pandora beauties and dangers. There he meets a young Na’vi female, Neytiri, whose beauty is matched by her ferocity in battle. Over time, Jake integrates himself into Neytiri's clan, and begins to fall in love with her. As a result, Jake finds himself caught between the military-industrial forces of Earth, and the Na’vi – forcing him to choose sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of an entire world. Cast - Sam Worthington(Terminator Salvation) --> IMDB as Jake Sully, The story’s protagon. Cameron cast the Australian actor after searching the world for promising young actors, preferring relative unknowns to keep the budget down. Worthington auditioned twice early in development, and he has signed on for possible sequels. Cameron felt because Worthington had not done a major film, he was "game for anything", giving the character "a quality that is really real. He has that quality of being a guy you'd want to have a beer with, and he ultimately becomes a leader who transforms the world." - Zoe Saldana(Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean) --> IMDB as Neytiri(Na'vi princess), a female Na'vi Jake initially betrays, but eventually falls in love with. The character will be entirely computer generated. Saldaña has also signed on for sequels. - Sigourney Weaver(Alien) --> IMDB as Dr. Grace Augustine, a botanist who mentors Jake Sully. Weaver dyed her hair red for the part. Her character was named "Shipley" at one point. The character reminded Weaver of Cameron, being "very driven and very idealistic". - Michelle Rodriguez(Fast & Furious, S.W.A.T., Lost) --> IMDB as Trudy Chacon, a retired Marine pilot. - Giovanni Ribisi(Saving Private Ryan, Lost in Translation) --> IMDB as Parker Selfridge, a passive-aggressive character. - Joel David Moore(LAX, CSI, Six Feet Under, Angel, House) --> IMDB as Norm Spellman, an anthropologist who studies plant and nature life (like Weaver's character). - CCH Pounder(Face/Off, The Shield) --> IMDB as Moha, the Na'vi queen. - Stephen Lang(Public Enemies) --> IMDB as a Marine Corps colonel Quaritch. Lang had unsuccessfully auditioned for a role in Cameron's Aliens (1986); the director remembered Lang and cast him in Avatar. Michael Biehn was considered for the role of Colonel Quaritch. He met with James Cameron three times and saw some of the 3D footage, but in the end it simply came down to the fact that Cameron didn't want people thinking it was Aliens all over again, as Sigourney Weaver had already been cast. - Dileep Rao(Drag Me to Hell) -->IMDB as Dr. Max Patel. - Matt Gerald(Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, S.W.A.T.) -->IMDB as corporal Lyle Wainfleet, the main villain Music James Roy Horner. Known scores: Titanic, Enemy at the Gates, A Beautiful Mind, The Perfect Storm, Deep Impact, Braveheart, Legends of the Fall and more. Avatar Soundtrack (Score & Theme Song) – Track-Listing 1. ”You Don’t Dream In Cryo. ….” – James Horner 2. Jake Enters His Avatar World – James Horner 3. Pure Spirits Of The Forest – James Horner 4. The Bioluminescence Of The Night – James Horner 5. Becoming One Of ”The People” Becoming One With Neytiri – James Horner 6. Climbing Up Iknimaya : The Path To Heaven” – James Horner 7. Jake’s First Flight – James Horner 8. Scorched Earth – James Horner 9. Quaritch - James Horner 10. The Destruction Of Hometree – James Horner 11. Shutting Down Grace’s Lab – James Horner 12. Gathering All The Na’vi Clans For Battle – James Horner 13. War – James Horner 14. I See You [Theme From Avatar] – Leona Lewis Pictures [ Teaser Trailer: Comic-Con 2009: Avatar interview with James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, and Zoe Saldana Official Trailer: Motion Capture: Vision Featurette: Thanator Design: Pandora Featurette: Zoe Saldana Interview: 'I See You' music video: More James Cameron's Avatar: The Game is an upcoming video game adaptation of James Cameron's film of the same name. The title is being developed by Ubisoft. It was announced by Ubisoft that it will be using the same technology as the film to be displayed in 3D(will require a HDMI output and a 120Hz capable set in order to avail of 3D effects) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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