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Avatar is a 2009 American Science Fiction

Avatar is a 2009 American Science Fiction

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Avatar is a 2009 American science fiction epic filmwritten and directed by James Cameron and starringSam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver,Michelle Rodriguez and Stephen Lang. The film is setin the year 2154, when humans are mining aprecious mineral called unobtanium on the lushmoon Pandora in the Alpha Centauri star system. The expansion of the mining colony threatens thecontinued existence of a local tribe of Na'vi—asentient humanoid species which is indigenous toPandora. The film's title refers to the geneticallyengineered Na'vi bodies used by several humancharacters to interact with the natives of Pandora.Development on Avatar began in 1994, whenCameron wrote an 80-page scriptment for the film.Filming was supposed to take place after thecompletion of Cameron's 1997 film Titanic, for aplanned release in 1999, but according to Cameron, the necessary technology wasnot yet available to portray his vision of the film. Work on the language for thefilm's extraterrestrial beings began in summer 2005, and Cameron begandeveloping the script and fictional universe in early 2006.Avatar was officially budgeted at $237 million. Other estimates put the costbetween $280 million and $310 million for production, and at $150 million forpromotion. The film was released for traditional two-dimensional projection, as wellas in 3-D, using the RealD 3D, Dolby 3D, XpanD 3D and IMAX 3D formats. The filmwas touted as a breakthrough in filmmaking technology, for its development of 3Dviewing and stereoscopic filmmaking withcameras that were specially designed for thefilm's production.Avatar premiered in London on December 10,2009, and was released internationally onDecember 16, and in North America on December18, to critical acclaim and commercial success. The film broke several box office records duringits release and became the highest-grossing film of all time domestically andworldwide, surpassing Titanic, which had held the records for the previous 12 years.It also became the first film to gross more than $2 billion. Following the film's

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