Avatar News


Home > Movies > A > Avatar > News



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

August 18th, 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."

Che...
READ MORE

James Cameron Writing 'Avatar Bible'

August 13th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Avatar
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...
READ MORE

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

August 12th, 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 UsMagazine.com, "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...
READ MORE

Zoe Saldana Had A Mental Breakdown After Making 'Avatar'

August 8th, 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 ...
READ MORE

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

August 1st, 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," ...
READ MORE

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

July 14th, 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 ...
READ MORE

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

June 16th, 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...
READ MORE

'Avatar' Exhibition To Open In Seattle

June 2nd, 2011 11:32am EDT
Avatar
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...
READ MORE

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

May 28th, 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 ...
READ MORE

Matt Damon had to Turn Down 'Avatar'

February 14th, 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 ...
READ MORE

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

February 3rd, 2011 10:19am EST
Sanctum
'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...
READ MORE

Who Is The Richest Person In Hollywood?

February 3rd, 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
READ MORE

Sam Worthington Is Single Again

January 25th, 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."
READ MORE

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

January 11th, 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...
READ MORE

James Cameron Brands 'Battleship' Movie 'Ridiculous'

January 10th, 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...
READ MORE

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: February

January 1st, 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...
READ MORE

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: January

January 1st, 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...

January

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...
READ MORE

Oprah Is Hollywood's Highest-Earning Star Of 2010

December 28th, 2010 9:00am EST
Oprah
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...
READ MORE

Hot Stars You May Have Missed Out On This Year

December 26th, 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...
READ MORE

'Avatar' Is 2010's Most Pirated Film

December 22nd, 2010 9:52am EST
Avatar
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 TorrentFreak.com.

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
READ MORE

Review: 'Tron: Legacy' Game On!

December 15th, 2010 1:10pm EST
TronLegacy-111510-0006.jpg
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...
READ MORE

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

November 27th, 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...
READ MORE

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

November 18th, 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...
READ MORE

James Cameron: 'I Am Not Doing Cleopatra'

November 5th, 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."
READ MORE

Natalie Portman Red-Faced At Green Awards

October 17th, 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-...
READ MORE

'Star Wars' To Get 3D Makeover

September 29th, 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...
READ MORE

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

September 23rd, 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...
READ MORE

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

September 12th, 2010 10:40pm EDT
Avatar
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...
READ MORE

Kelly Brook Is Radiant In A Black Lace Dress & Red Heels On The Streets Of Paris

September 2nd, 2010 8:22am EDT
Kelly Brook
Kelly Brook showed off her curvy figure in a lacy black dress and red peeptoe heels at the "Piranha 3D" premiere in France yesterday. In the film she plays a porn star who gets chomped by the flesh-eating fish.

The movie has done rather well at the box office, beating off Jennifer Aniston's recent comedy "The Switch." So far it has totaled over $19 million. But not everyone is pleased with the campy horror film.

"Avatar" director James Cameron told Vanity Fair that the film is "an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D. It just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3-D ho...
READ MORE

'Last Exorcism' Wins Weekend Box Office; 'Avatar' Re-Release Is A Flop

August 30th, 2010 9:50am EDT
Last Exorcism
James Cameron's re-release of sci-fi epic "Avatar" was a flop at the box office over the weekend, as "The Last Exorcism" held on to a thin lead over bank heist movie "Takers."

The horror film came out on top, debuting with $21.3 million in earnings, followed closely by "Takers" - the crime drama starring Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Matt Dillon opened with $21 million.

But the figures were so close, experts have warned the films could make a switch in the number one and two spots ahead of Monday's final weekend results.

Meanwhile, Cameron's 3-D special edition of "Avatar," which i...
READ MORE




Browse More Movies:
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z