Nov 112009

avatar movie poster

James Cameron's Avatar opens next month and has been specially shot so that the 3D edition will be seen in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio which is commonly referred to as 16/9 and the 2D edition of the film will be shown in 2.35:1. 

Avatar is set during the 22nd century on a small moon called Pandora that is inhabited by ten foot tall blue humanoids called the Navi who are peaceful unless attacked.

What follows is a battle between the human military and the Navi and the hybrids which get caught up in the war.

The film is set to be the most expensive ever produced in a 3D format and if it is successful then more cinema's will be converted to digital 3D. 

Converting cinema's to 3D is relatively cheap thanks to new digital projection technology.

James Cameron directed Aliens and Titanic. 
The thing which is so special about Avatar is that Cameron is not only filming it in 3D but is using new special motion capture camera's ( Pace Fusion 3D ) and the CGI/Live action scenes are expected to be the most complex ever seen to date on film.
Avatar features a music score by James Horner and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver.
Cameron has a history of advancing technology in film so i would expect nothing less than something truly spectacular when this film opens soon.