Avatar: Footage Screened, Pictures Released, and Sequel Teased
Posted 10.01.09 by reelz
More footage from James Cameron's new sci-fi epic Avatar was screened at Fantastic Fest last night. While largely extended versions of scenes that were shown earlier at Avatar Day, there were two completely new clips. One of a chopper touchdown in the jungle and another of Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and Jake (Sam Worthington) on the branch of one of the 1,000-foot trees that the alien Na'vi inhabit. For those not concerned about spoilers, MarketSaw has a detailed play-by-play.
New hi-res photos from the movie, including some amazing close up shots of the Na'vi, have also been released. Some of the pics have been out there before, but not like this. You can see the pores in the skin. Pretty impressive, considering it's all CGI.
Finally, during an interview with the French magazine Le Film, producer Jon Landau offered up a tantalizing hint about what might be in the sequel.
If the public likes Avatar, [a sequel is] a possibility. After all, here we are exploring the surface of the planet Pandora. The interior remains to be seen.