James Cameron. Some of you may know him, and some of you may not. The movie director has made himself famous over the last few decades for ‘Aliens’, ‘Terminator 2’, and his last feature-length film, ‘Titanic’. All of those were, and still are classics, and despite being over a decade old, still retain the original feel and emotion. Let’s not forget that ‘Titanic’ (1997) is said to have received an estimated budget of $200 million. If you were reading TSA a while ago, you may have noticed us mention ‘Avatar: The game’. This isn’t about a little cartoon boy with powers, and neither is it related to the upcoming film ‘The Last Airbender’. James Cameron is coming back with a $300 million 3D film, and Ubisoft have been producing the 3D game version (glasses and all) to be released alongside it. Cameron’s been popping up at all major film conferences and game conferences to tease people towards his next epic, but over the last three years, hasn’t shown any footage from his supposedly hyper-real CG and live action film. So at Comic-con 2009, when he announced that today, the 21st August would be ‘Avatar Day’, fans started screaming. Free tickets were given away so people throughout the world could head on down to their nearest iMAX cinema and watch a teasing 15 minute scene from the film today. Likewise, the first ever teaser trailer for the film and game were to go live today online, with Apple grabbing the trailer a day-early, and hyping everyone with a countdown to its release.
So with that little introduction out the way for those of you who aren’t familiar with the hype around the film and game, it’s time to see the trailer. When the film teaser trailer was released yesterday on the Apple trailers site, the servers couldn’t cope, and no-one was able to view the trailer for at least an hour after the countdown ended. Now that the internet has calmed down, you might want to take a look at what all the fuss was/is about. Check out the game trailer below, and if you’re interested, take a look at the film’s teaser trailer here.