James Cameron, along with actors Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang, were at the Avatar panel at Comic-Con today and those lucky enough to be in attendance saw 25 minutes of footage. You can read descriptions of what was seen (spoilers) by clicking here, here or here. However, for us regular folk the news we want to hear is when we will get a trailer. It’s been in production for years and we haven’t seen a thing. Well thankfully Avatar will be all over our computer screens by this time next month.
On August 21, the world will get its first look at director James Cameron’s motion picture epic AVATAR, when Twentieth Century Fox and Cameron debut the film’s trailer everywhere – while select cinemas and IMAX® theaters will screen extended footage prepared by the renowned filmmaker for this global “Avatar Day” event.
The worldwide trailer launch will be presented in all formats, including IMAX® 3-D, IMAX® 2-D, digital 3-D, digital 2-D, and 35mm 2-D. The trailer will also be available online.
The extended look at AVATAR will unspool only on August 21 – and only in 3-D – in select theaters and IMAX®. Details on locations and reserving tickets for this extraordinary and unprecedented experience will be announced soon.
In addition on the 21st, Ubisoft® will unveil the trailer for their videogame James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game, and Mattel will reveal the action figures for the film’s Avatar and alien Na’vi characters.
Unfortunately for me there are only around 3 IMAX screens in the UK and my nearest is hours away. But I will be counting down the days until the Avatar trailer bursts online. Full screen. 720p High Definition. It’s on!
In the meantime take a look at the official Avatar website which is now live. We see the face of a Na’vi alien and we also get some background music. Whether it’s from the film or just for the site I don’t know. It’s nice and peaceful though.