James Cameron’s science-fiction epic Avatar has been in development for the past several years, only going into production once computer-generated visual effects technology finally caight up to his vision for the story of a paralyzed war veteran who joins with a group of explorers who come into conflict with the natives of a distant planet.
The production, which stars Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Matt Gerald, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Wes Studi, Stephen Lang, CCH Pounder and Michelle Rodriguez has been fairly secretive, but this piece of artwork appeared online earlier today. Is it one of the aliens whose look will be realized through a motion capture process similar to the one used for Beowulf? It certainly fits the descriptions that have been circulating as to what the aliens of the film will look like.
Avatar is scheduled for a May 2009 release.
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