Are you ready to actually know what James Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar is really all about? Put the cries of "too real", "not real enough" or "what the hell is this about?" aside, because ComingSoon has confirmed that 20th Century Fox will debut a new trailer in theaters on October 23rd. Unlike the Teaser Trailer that gave us next to nothing about the characters, the new trailer will be packed with footage that will give us a deeper look into the story of the film. I'm actually hoping it doesn't give TOO much away, as trailers have been doing that lately. Anything to get people in the seats I guess...
The three and a half-minute trailer won't hit the web until October 29th, so you may want to plan a movie session this weekend to catch it in all its glory. They've also provided the longest synopsis I've seen for the film so far. So read on below and let us know what you think!
Avatar hits 3D Theaters and IMAX 3D on December 18th, and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Peter Mensah, Laz Alonso, Wes Studi, Stephen Lang and Matt Gerald.
Avatar takes us to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads an epic battle to save a civilization. James Cameron, the Oscar-winning director of Titanic, first conceived the film years ago, when the means to realize his vision did not yet exist. Now, after four years of actual production work, Avatar delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story.
The story's hero is Jake Sully(Worthington), a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. Bitter and disillusioned, he's still a warrior at heart. All Jake ever wanted was something worth fighting for, and he finds it in the place he least expected: on a distant world. Jake has been recruited to join an expedition to the moon Pandora, which corporate interests are strip-mining for a mineral worth $20 billion per kilogram on Earth.
To facilitate their work, the humans use a link system that projects a person's consciousness into a hybrid of humans and Pandora's indigenous humanoids, the Na'vi. This human-Na'vi hybrid – a fully living, breathing body that resembles the Na'vi but possesses the individual human's thoughts, feelings and personality – is known as an "avatar."
In his new avatar form, Jake can once again walk. His mission is to interact with and infiltrate the Na'vi with the hope of enlisting their help – or at least their acquiescence – in mining the ore. A beautiful Na'vi female, Neytiri(Saldana), saves Jake's life, albeit reluctantly, because even in his avatar body, Jake represents to her the human encroachment on the Na'vi's unspoiled world.
As Jake's relationship with Neytiri deepens, along with his respect for the Na'vi, he faces the ultimate test as he leads an epic conflict that will decide nothing less than the fate of an entire world.