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Fox Co-Chairman Has Seen Avatar

Published March 31, 2009 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, MarketSaw
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It's been a while since we've heard any sort of real feedback from Avatar, and now we have the Fox Co-Chairman, Jim Gianopulos, admitting that he's seen the film, and he also has some idea on when we will receive our first real media update.

Sorry, no trailer just yet.


Avatar Talk


The good people at MarketSaw posted their discussion with Mr. Gianopulos and he does provide some new info that should boost the hype on Avatar a bit higher.


Gianopulos: I've seen the film-most of the film-and I think Jim's comment that it's like dreaming only you're awake...is enough. (laughs)-Is accurate. I think it's a truly amazing film in the sense that he's created visual images, and a story, and a world, and creatures and experiences that I've just never seen in a cinema. It's just truly amazing. So, with the partnership of WETA and James Cameron, and a story that's been in his mind and developing all these years, combined with the technology to do it catching up, is just a trifecta beyond anything.

Michael: It's going to be mind boggling. The hype-just judging by the fan base-the hype for this is unlike anything we've seen since maybe Star Wars: Episode I.

Gianopulos: Well, I don't think it's comparable to anything....

Michael: ...Maybe even higher.

Gianopulos: The other thing I would say is, you know, no one ever wants to see the hype of a movie built up and expectations that get out of control, but, you know, this movie delivers on a level unlike anything I've ever seen. So I'd like to try to keep people's enthusiasm within rational levels, but I'm telling you I think this thing will surpass anyone's rational expectations.



When can we expect any sort of media update -- any at all -- for Avatar? According to Jim, a poster will be on its way shortly.

Avatar opens to theaters on December 18th.

For more movie info, go to the Avatar Movie Page.


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