Avatar – THE MOVIE
Theatrical release poster |
Directed by | James Cameron |
Produced by | * James Cameron * Jon Landau |
Written by | James Cameron |
Starring | * Sam Worthington* Zoe Saldana * Stephen Lang * Michelle Rodriguez * Sigourney Weaver * Joel David Moore * Giovanni Ribisi |
Music by | James Horner |
Cinematography | Mauro Fiore |
Editing by | *James Cameron * John Refoua * Stephen E. Rivkin |
Studio | * Light storm Entertainment * Dune Entertainment * Ingenious Film Partners |
Distributed by | 20th Century Fox |Release date(s) | * December 10, 2009(London premiere) * December 18, 2009(United States). |
Running time | 162 minutes 171 minutes (re-release) |
Country | United States |
Language | English |Budget | $237 million
$9 million+ (re-release) |
Box office | $2,782,275,172 |
Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring SamWorthington, Zoe Saldana,Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver. The film is set in the mid-22nd century, when humans are mining a precious mineralcalled unobtanium on Pandora, a lush habitable moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system. The expansion of the mining colony threatens the continued existence of a local tribeof Na'vi—a humanoid species indigenous to Pandora. The film's title refers to a genetically engineered Na'vi body with the mind of a remotely located human, and is used to interact with the natives of Pandora.
Developmentof Avatar began in 1994, when Cameron wrote an 80-page treatment for the film. Filming was supposed to take place after the completion of Cameron's 1997 film Titanic, for a planned release in 1999, butaccording to Cameron, the necessary technology was not yet available to achieve his vision of the film. Work on the language of the film's extraterrestrial beings began in summer 2005, and...
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