By Dave Campbell | August 20, 2009
Couldn’t make it to San Diego Comic Con 2009? Didn’t get tickets to Avatar Day before they sold out? Well, the next best thing is the new teaser trailer that just released today for director James Cameron’s first feature in 12 years! It’s visually astonishing and the music choice only adds to the tingly wonderment, and dazzling atmosphere. Avatar stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, and Laz Alonso and hits theaters this holiday season on December 18, 2009.
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.
Check out some of the Avatar trailer stills below and view the trailer in HD here.