Tagline: Return to Pandora
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” is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. More than ten years in the making, “Avatar” marks Cameron’s return to feature directing since helming 1997’s “Titanic,” the highest grossing film of all time and winner of eleven Oscars including Best Picture.
WETA Digital, renowned for its work in “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” and “King Kong,” will incorporate new intuitive CGI technologies to transform the environments and characters into photorealistic 3D imagery that will transport the audience into the alien world rich with imaginative vistas, creatures and characters.
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Peter Mensah, Laz Alonso, Stephen Lang
Directed by: James Cameron
Screenplay by: James Cameron
Release Date: December 18, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Box Office Totals
Domestic: $760,507,625 (27.3%)
Foreign: $2,021,699,345 (72.7%)
Total: $2,782,206,970 (Worldwide)