Related Movies


True Lies

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

The Abyss


The Terminator

Avatar News

Home > Movies > A > Avatar > News

Avatar news RSS feedSubscribe to Avatar RSS news feed!

Sam Worthington Talks About His New Film 'The Debt' Plus 'Titans/Avatar' Sequels And More

8/31/2011 4:00pm EDT
Sam Worthington
Two years ago, we were all wondering “Who is this Sam Worthington” guy? Then Avatar came out, and anyone who hadn’t already seen Terminator Salvation surely caught him in the biggest movie of all time.

This week you’ll see a more sensitive side of Worthington in The Debt. He plays David, a Mossad agent trying to weather the pressure of capturing a Nazi criminal and living with him in a safe house. The film opens August 31.

Worthington walked into interviews for The Debt with shaggy hair and a full beard. Among the highly anticipated big budget sequels he’s in – Clash of the Titans 2 and A...

Zoe Saldana: 'I Didn't Suffer A Nervous Breakdown'

8/26/2011 5:30pm EDT
Zoe Saldana
Actress Zoe Saldana has hit back at reports she suffered a mental breakdown after filming Avatar, insisting comments she made to a magazine have been misconstrued.

The sexy star told Latina magazine that the promotion and success of the sci-fi epic took its toll on her physically and emotionally, admitting she burst into tears in a Paris hotel and couldn't control her sobbing.

She told the publication, "The year after Avatar was just emotionally overwhelming. I was travelling all over the world, waking up in different time zones. Your body gets exhausted, and by the end of the year I ju...

Zoe Saldana Played With Plastic Swords & Ninja Stars While Growing Up In The Dominican Republic

8/18/2011 8:00pm EDT
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana sexed up the Starship Enterprise, then a planet called Pandora. In her next role, she's red-hot as the stone-cold, ass-kicking, assassin, Cayaleya, in Colombiana.

Recently, she was out dancing when a fight broke out near by – she stayed put: "I knew exactly what I was going to do," she says. "Kick this door, grab this, move that guy out of the way. Then I started laughing: Oh, my God, I still have Cataleya in my system."

Growing up in the Dominican Republic, she remembers herself as "a feminine tomboy. I had my plastic swords, my ninja stars—but I still wore lipstick."


James Cameron Writing 'Avatar Bible'

8/13/2011 2:00pm EDT
Director James Cameron is writing an Avatar "bible" as he prepares to start working on a sequel to his movie blockbuster.

The filmmaker has previously revealed he's planning to set the follow-up to the 2009 sci-fi epic underwater, but the film's star, Sam Worthington, warns fans not to expect anything from Cameron for a while - because he's still trying to get back into the Avatar frame of mind.

The Aussie actor says, "Jim told me what it is, what he's got planned, it's huge.

"The thing with Jim is he doesn't want to disappoint anybody and he won't be popping out a sequel just because...

Sam Worthington: 'It Is Time To Enjoy The Fruits Of My Labor'

8/12/2011 8:49am EDT
Sam Worthington
Australian actor Sam Worthington is planning to take a career break so he can "enjoy the fruits" of his hard work.

The 35 year old has seen his profile skyrocket since landing roles in Terminator Salvation and James Cameron's hit Avatar, which went on to become the most successful film of all time.

However, Worthington admits he has had no time to relax since shooting to fame.

He tells, "I haven't taken a break in four years. It's been a nomadic existence. It took loads of hard work to reach this point in my career. It wasn't as if I woke up one day and was doing movies...

Zoe Saldana Had A Mental Breakdown After Making 'Avatar'

8/8/2011 4:39pm EDT
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana suffered a mental breakdown following the record-breaking success of "Avatar" and struggled to prepare for new action movie "Columbiana" because she "couldn't stop crying."

The sexy star shot to superstardom in 2009 after starring in James Cameron's sci-fi epic and she became one of the most in demand actresses for action roles in Hollywood.

But Saldana admits the intense period took its toll on her physically and emotionally, and she barely made it through the year.

She tells Latina magazine, "The year after Avatar was just emotionally overwhelming. I was traveling all over ...

'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2' Breaks $1 Billion At Box Office

8/1/2011 8:48am EDT
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows
"Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has joined the ultra-exclusive $1 billion club at the box office.

The final installment of the wizarding franchise accomplished a magical fete at the weekend - the movie, starring Daniel Radcliffe, has now hauled in more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide, easily making it the highest-grossing film of the series.

The only other movies to accomplish the same money milestone are "Titanic," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "The Dark Knight," "Avatar," "Alice in Wonderland," ...

Zoe Saldana Says Her Action Roles Have 'Aged Her 10 Years'

7/14/2011 11:25am EDT
Zoe Saldana
Actress Zoe Saldana's action-packed movie roles are taking their toll - the star admits her body feels like it's aged a decade since working on 2009's Avatar.

Saldana is quickly becoming the go-to girl in Hollywood for hard-hitting action parts after her energetic work in James Cameron's motion capture masterpiece.

She has recently wrapped Colombiana, in which she plays a steely assassin, but despite her athletic abilities, the 33 year old reveals it's becoming harder for her to bounce back from strenuous work on set.

She tells Total Film, "I always go home looking like a map. That's ...

Oscar's Big Change And Four Small Changes That Come Along With It

6/16/2011 1:00pm EDT
Natalie Portman
On Tuesday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in a rare moment of clarity, re-opened the possibility of a limited field of nominees for Best Picture each year. In other words, after two years of nonsense, a Best Picture nomination actually matters again.

The new system is very simple. It works similarly to the way Baseball Players are elected to the Hall of Fame. Academy member vote in much the same way as they have the last two years – ranking their nominees from 1 through 10.

Except now, instead of a convoluted vote counting process that leads to scavenging for a tenth no...

'Avatar' Exhibition To Open In Seattle

6/2/2011 11:32am EDT
The secrets of James Cameron's mega-blockbuster Avatar are set to be revealed to the public in a lavish new museum exhibition.

The hit film is the focus of a new show at the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle, Washington which is due to be launched by the director on Friday ahead of an official opening on Saturday.

The exhibit, which was brought together with help from Cameron himself, features props from the movie and displays of the motion capture camera techniques used to create the characters in the fantasy world of the film.

The show w...

'Green Lantern' Director Isn't A Fan Of 3D Films

5/28/2011 8:36am EDT
Green Lantern
"Green Lantern" director Martin Campbell opposed releasing the blockbuster in 3D as he is convinced the effect ruined "Clash Of The Titans."

The DC Comics adaption, which stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, is set to hit the big screen in 3D next month.

The director has applauded James Cameron for his use of the technology in "Avatar," but admits he had reservations about using it in his own movie after being unimpressed with 2010's "Titans" film.

He tells Total Film magazine, "There was little talk of 3D when we started. It does nothing for me.

"I enjoyed Avatar and I thought it was ...

Matt Damon had to Turn Down 'Avatar'

2/14/2011 10:32pm EST
Matt Damon
A scheduling conflict forced Matt Damon to turn down the chance to be part of the most successful film ever made - he said no to Avatar.

The actor admits he was in talks with director James Cameron to take the lead in the 2009 sci-fi epic but there wasn't enough time for him to take on the project in between The Bourne Ultimatum and The Green Zone.

He reveals, "I talked to Cameron and I read the script and I knew the movie was gonna be a big hit. I really wanted to do Avatar and work with Jim Cameron and watch him direct and learn a lot.

"But we were finishing The Bourne Ultimatum and I ...

Review: '3D Sanctum' 'Two Jews On Film' Think This Underwater Thriller Should Be Seen Not Heard (Video)

2/3/2011 10:19am EST
'Sanctum' directed by Alister Grierson is loosely based on true events. The film tells the story of Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) a tough, take no prisoners, master diver intent on being the first person to explore the Esa-Ala cave system in the South Pacific.

Shortly after Frank descends into the caves, along with a team that includes his 17 year old neglected son Josh, (Rhys Wakefield) who spends most of the film complaining to his dad that he was a lousy father, the expedition's obnoxious bankroller Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd) his annoying girlfriend, Victoria (Alice Parkinson) and...

Who Is The Richest Person In Hollywood?

2/3/2011 8:26am EST
Hollywood Rich List
Director James Cameron has topped a list of Hollywood's top movie earners of 2010 after taking home a staggering $257 million last year.

The "Avatar" director earned the estimated figure for writing, producing and directing the 3-D blockbuster, according to a Vanity Fair survey of the top 40 Hollywood earners.

The 56-year-old director beat actor Johnny Depp, who followed with earnings of $100 million. Steven Spielberg was third with $80 million.

Director Christopher Nolan and his "Inception" star Leonardo DiCaprio round out the top five.

Click Here For More James Cameron Pictures

Sam Worthington Is Single Again

1/25/2011 8:32am EST
Sam Worthington
"Avatar" star Sam Worthington is single again after reportedly splitting from his longterm girlfriend.

The actor has been dating Natalie Mark since 2008, but they've recently parted ways, according to Australia's Herald Sun.

An insider tells the publication, "It's been on the cards for a while, I believe."

Worthington has rarely talked about his relationship with Mark, but when asked last year about marriage, he declared, "We're just enjoying the run."

AnnaLynne McCord Dresses Like An 'Avatar' Character For '90210' (Photos)

1/11/2011 11:00am EST
AnnaLynne McCord
We spotted AnnaLynne McCord on set in Los Angeles yesterday dressed as a naughty Na'vi to seduce her latest love interest in "90210." The actress was photographed walking the streets wearing a skimpy dress and a tail, as well as head-to-toe blue body paint, to recreate Zoe Saldana's look in the blockbuster movie.

The actress recently told TV Guide that her character develops an interest in the film "Avatar" in order to impress a guy she meets on the internet.

McCord, in full body paint and skimpy outfit, appears to impress her new love interest, kissing him in the street and leaving a LOT...

James Cameron Brands 'Battleship' Movie 'Ridiculous'

1/10/2011 8:27am EST
James Cameron
James Cameron has criticized Hollywood's love affair with franchises, citing the upcoming Battleship movie as an example of the "ridiculous" lengths producers will go to score a box office hit.

Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard and Rihanna are set to star in the big screen re-imagining of the popular board game, but Avatar director Cameron is horrified by the idea of turning a toy into a film.

The Terminator creator insists moviemakers should be allowed to pursue more original concepts, rather than relying on old stories and well-worn ideas.

He tells Germany's Spiegel Online, "We have a...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: February

1/1/2011 11:00am EST
Jessica Simpson
February was marked by tragedy when celebrated fashion designer Alexander Mcqueen was found dead after hanging himself at his London home. Meanwhile, investigations into Michael Jackson's death in June, 2009 loomed as coroner's officials determined acute intoxication of powerful anaesthetic Propofol was the cause. The ruling prompted prosecutors to file involuntary manslaughter charges against his former doctor Conrad Murray.

Officials also ruled Brittany Murphy's death in December, 2009 was accidental and caused by pneumonia, aided by anemia and drug intoxication. Andrew Koenig's family c...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: January

1/1/2011 9:08am EST
Josh Duhamel
2010 was an incredible year in the world of showbiz, with the usual headline-grabbing antics, scandal, sleaze, celebrity births, star weddings, and bitter break-ups.

Here, WENN takes a look back at 2010...


Matthew McConaughey became the first new celebrity dad of 2010 when he and Camila Alves welcomed baby Vida into the world, but they weren't the only couple celebrating births. Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell experienced the joys of fatherhood all over again, while supermodel Claudia Schiffer and actress Monica Bellucci were bursting with excitement after announcing their pregnan...

Oprah Is Hollywood's Highest-Earning Star Of 2010

12/28/2010 9:00am EST
Oprah Winfrey and pal Tyler Perry have stormed to the top of Forbes magazine's end-of-year rich list.

Oprah takes the top spot on the newly-released Hollywood's 20 Highest-Earning of 2010 with an estimated $315 million windfall, while filmmaker Perry comes in third with $125 million.

The success of "Avatar" puts pioneering director James Cameron in second place with an estimated $210 million 2010 haul, while his peers Steven Spielberg, Jerry Bruckheimer, George Lucas and Michael Bay also make the top 10.

The highest musician on the list is Beyonce, who lands ahead of Lady Gaga and Britne...

Hot Stars You May Have Missed Out On This Year

12/26/2010 9:00am EST
Alyson Michalka-JTM-051209.jpg
Let's face it, you can be everywhere all at once and see everything on TV or in the movies. We've compiled a short list of talented and beautiful stars you may have missed out on. Check out our list and let us know if you feel we've missed anyone.

Disney star Victoria Justice is only 17 but is absolutely beautiful and if beauty equates to talent look out.

If Aly Michalka hasn't caught your eye, you may need to have your head examined. She is also a former Disney Star and currently is in The CW's Hellcats.

Did you know that "Friday Night Lights" was still on TV? Zach Gilford does and...

'Avatar' Is 2010's Most Pirated Film

12/22/2010 9:52am EST
Avatar has been named the most pirated film of 2010.

James Cameron's sci-fi epic - the most successful film of all time with gross takings of $2.7 billion - was downloaded illegally 16.6 million times, according to

Kick-Ass was second with 11.4 million downloads and Leonardo DiCaprio's films Inception and Shutter Island were third and fourth respectively.

Click Here For More Avatar Pictures

Review: 'Tron: Legacy' Game On!

12/15/2010 1:10pm EST
In the 28 years it took for “Tron: Legacy” to reach your local Theater or IMAX screen, Communism fell, Al Gore invented the Internet and discovered global warming, and the idea of a movie based around video games became less of a “WTF”. The original “Tron”, for me, was always elusive. Every now and then I'd catch a half hour here, twenty minutes there, always on late night TV, but never had I seen the entire film.

This did not stop me from engorging myself on the Sequel. This movie is the visuals, and they deliver. They deliver in so many ways it's impossible to describe. For all the award...

Michelle Rodriguez Happy To Be Typecast As Hollywood's Bad Girl

11/27/2010 11:39am EST
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez has no qualms about carving out a career as Hollywood's bad girl, insisting she would rather be typecast as "too hardcore" than play a sex object.

The actress made her debut playing a female boxer in 2000 drama Girlfight and has since made a name for herself portraying headstrong women in the Fast and the Furious franchise, Machete and Avatar.

However, Rodriguez insists she'd sooner take on repetitive roles than be cast solely for her sex appeal.

She tells Britain's Total Film, "My entire career is made up of those girl-power moments. I don't mind typecasting becaus...

Tom Felton To Star In 'Planet Of The Apes' Prequel

11/18/2010 2:39pm EST
Tom Felton
Harry Potter villain Tom Felton is heading for another major movie franchise after confirming he's signed on for the Planet Of The Apes prequel.

However, the Brit won't be aping it up on screen in the film - he'll play a human in the film.

He tells WENN, "It's called Rise of The Apes and it is a fantastic story and explanation of how the apes from Planet of the Apes came to power. It's definitely one of the best scripts I've ever read. The first question my friends asked was, 'Are you playing a human?' and when I said yes they were quite disappointed - because they wanted to see me as a...

James Cameron: 'I Am Not Doing Cleopatra'

11/5/2010 10:00pm EDT
James Cameron
James Cameron has confirmed he's been ruled out as director of the upcoming "Cleopatra" movie.

The "Avatar" filmmaker recently confirmed he had been in talks with bosses at Sony to bring the story of the Egyptian queen to the big screen, and he touted Angelina Jolie as his favourite to take the leading role.

But Cameron has now admitted he won't be stepping behind the camera to direct the upcoming epic, amid rumours he will be too busy directing two more "Avatar" films.

He tells Fox News, "I am not doing Cleopatra. That has been decided."

Natalie Portman Red-Faced At Green Awards

10/17/2010 10:30am EDT
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman was left red-faced at the Environmental Media Awards on Saturday after organizers aired a clip of her singing about recycling when she was just 11 years old.

The actress was presenting a prize at the ceremony in Burbank, California when footage of her as a youngster, dancing and singing about the benefits of recycling, began to roll.

Portman laughed off the embarrassing gag and went on to hand the EMA Corporate Responsibility Award to Jeff Skoll, producer of "The Cove" and environmental movie "The Crazies."

Veteran Hollywood star Jane Fonda also showed up to honor her ex-...

'Star Wars' To Get 3D Makeover

9/29/2010 1:00pm EDT
Star Wars The Phantom Menace
Star Wars fans are set for a truly out-of-this-world experience - producers are re-working the sci-fi franchise in 3D.

The hit space films are set to receive the Avatar treatment for theatrical re-release from 2012, and effects technicians are already promising the newly-revamped versions will be "fantastic". The first of the six movies to be converted into hi-tech 3D will be Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, but bosses are adamant they will not rush to complete the project.

Visual effects supervisor John Knoll says, "Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of tak...

James Cameron, Jerry Seinfeld & Jay-Z To Be Billionaires By 2015

9/23/2010 9:15pm EDT
James Cameron
Filmmaker James Cameron, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and disgraced golfer Tiger Woods have all been tipped to become billionaires by 2015 in a new Forbes magazine survey.

The big businessmen have made the respected publication's list of 15 top entrepreneurs who are expected to up their net worths to break into the Forbes 400 - the countdown of the richest people in America.

TV star Seinfeld is thought to be worth $800 million, while Forbes estimates Cameron is worth $650 million and Woods $500 million.

Jay-Z's portfolio of music, clothing and sports investments places hi...

'Avatar 2' To Look More Like 'Titanic 2'

9/12/2010 10:40pm EDT
James Cameron is set to explore the deepest point of the ocean to film footage for his "Avatar" sequel.

The film-maker has decided to set the follow-up to his hit blockbuster beneath the waves - and he's commissioning engineers to build a special vessel to travel 36,000 feet to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific.

The two-seat submersible will be fitted with a heating system and 3D cameras to capture pictures of the depths for the movie, expected to hit theaters in 2014.

Cameron, who has long had a passion for diving, is hoping to begin preparing for his mission later...