Avatar the movie

Here’s some exciting Avatar news to greet you at the beginning of the work week. The film drops in 3 weeks and MTV has found a way to get in on the marketing action. According to Variety, the cable giant will air a live webcast with director James Cameron and the featured cast on December 3rd.

The round table discussion will be a prelude to the upcoming film and will include Cameron, alongside producer Jon Landau and stars Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington. The webcast will last 30 minutes and feature more unseen Avatar footage, which will also be shown on the film’s Facebook page. Following that event, MTV will air a movie special entitled Behind the Screen, which will air on December 16th, just two days before the film opens in theaters nationwide.

On another note, MarketSaw is reporting that Worthington has signed on to star in two more Avatar films. It looks like the studio desperately wants to make this movie a full blown franchise for Cameron and company. Here’s what the actor had to say over at Total Film:

“You work 18-hour days. I was on it for 14 months. Jim’s (Cameron) still editing. We’ll still be filming it up to the day it’s released — probably after the movie comes out, knowing Jim! That commitment is what makes him the man he is. It’s life or death. It’s war. That’s how he approaches movies… “We’re signed for a trilogy. But I think I’ll be 94 by the time it finishes, to be honest. I know Jim’s got some ideas in his big head.”

James Cameron does dedicate himself to his films wholeheartedly which is a great trait for a director to have. Here’s to hoping that Avatar is the big success everyone wants it to be, because with a pending trilogy on the horizon a lot depends on it.

Will you watch the Avatar webcast? Do you think Avatar can be done as a trilogy?

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