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CCH Pounder to Return for ‘Avatar’ Sequels

9 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

CCH Pounder will reprise her role as the spiritual leader Moat in the four upcoming “Avatar” sequels.

Pounder currently portrays Dr. Loretta Wade on the CBS series “NCIS: New Orleans.” She’s also appeared in the TV shows “Sons of Anarchy,” “ER,” “The Shield,” and “Warehouse 13.” Aside from “Avatar,” her films include “Orphan,” “Postcards From the Edge,” “Prizzi’s Honor,” “Face/Off,” and “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”

The four “Avatar” sequels will hit theaters starting on Dec. 18, 2020, for “Avatar 2.” “Avatar 3” will open on Dec. 17, 2021, followed by a three-year break for “Avatar 4,” set for Dec. 20, 2024. “Avatar 5” will then debut on Dec. 19, 2025.

Cameron announced at CinemaCon in 2016 that he would make four “Avatar” sequels, promising that the films would start hitting theaters in 2018. The creator of the original “Avatar” — the 2009 fantasy epic that remains the all-time worldwide box office champion with $2.8 billion — said at the time that his vision for the story had »

- Dave McNary

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C.C.H. Pounder Returning for 'Avatar' Sequels

9 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

C.C.H. Pounder will reprise her role as Moat in James Cameron's Avatar sequels.

In the 2009 sci-fi fantasy, Pounder played the Omatikaya Clan's tsahik, or spiritual leader.

While plot details for the sequel are being kept under wraps, the actress is joining returning castmembers Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver

Oona Chaplin is one of the few newcomers joining the four follow-ups. 

Avatar 2 will open wide on December 18, 2020, with subsequent movies coming out in December 2021, 2024 and 2025. 

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- Mia Galuppo

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Manhunt: Unabomber Review: Discovery's New Anthology Series Is Less Explosive Than Analytical

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How much you enjoy Manhunt: Unabomber will depend almost entirely on one thing: how gripping you find watching someone else solve a puzzle.

In the first three hours of Discovery’s new anthology series (premiering Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 9/8c), there are some gruesome reenactments of Ted Kaczynski’s crimes, insurance that we never lose sight of what’s at stake. And the drama manages to wring suspense out of a bunch of G-men standing around a phone and listening, fearful of an explosion, as planes are cleared for takeoff. But mostly, it’s a whole lot of rookie profiler “Fitz »

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The Hunter’S Prayer Starring Sam Worthington Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD August 8th

21 July 2017 11:12 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Starring Sam Worthington, the action-packed thriller The Hunter’S Prayer arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital HD August 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available On Demand.

Based on the novel by Kevin Wignall, the action-packed thriller The Hunter’s Prayer arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital HD August 8 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Sam Worthington stars as a deadly assassin assigned to kill a young woman named Ella. When his conscience gets the best of him, he defies orders and instead protects Ella. Together they must escape the formidable enemies who are determined to kill them both at all costs. From Jonathan Mostow, the director of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machinesand Breakdown, and written for the screen by John Brancato & Michael Ferris (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation), The Hunter’s Prayer home entertainment release »

- Tom Stockman

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Sigourney Weaver discusses James Cameron’s four Avatar sequels

16 July 2017 6:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With James Cameron gearing up to go into production on his Avatar sequels, returning star Sigourney Weaver has been chatting to Entertainment Weekly about the hugely-ambitous project, which expanded during development from the initially planned two movies to four.

“There’s a very good reason why it turned out to be four sequels,” said Weaver. “Having read all four of them, I think they’re absolutely extraordinary and worth the wait. These films are very much about the peril of this beautiful planet, and [James Cameron] is continuing the same themes of greed and callousness of the corporations and plight of the indigenous people. At this point after a long and very satisfying career – I can’t believe it’s been forty years, but anyway – I’m very excited to be able to work on these four stories. I can really, really appreciate it.”

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- Gary Collinson

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Radha Mitchell To Star In ‘The World Without You’; Melora Walters Toplines ‘The Amaranth Table’

5 July 2017 4:24 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Radha Mitchell, last seen faith-based film The Shack alongside Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, has been tapped to star in Sb Productions’ drama The World Without You, from first-time director Damon Shalit. The film, based on the Joshua Henkin's best-selling novel and adapted by Dan Pulick, explores how a family copes with the death of son, a journalist killed on assignment in Iraq. During a weekend memorial service, old hurts and dark secrets emerge that threaten to… »

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‘Avatar 2’ Will Be The First 3D Movie Where You Won’t Need Glasses

28 June 2017 12:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Reports surfaced online overnight that the soon-to-start-shooting Avatar 2, just one of four new sequels, will be the first high-profile Hollywood movie to be projected in 3D with the audience not having to wear glasses. The news comes from Inquisitr who say that Lightstorm Entertainment and James Cameron, deemed to be one of the most innovative filmmakers of his generation, will use the services of Christie Digital’s Rgb laser projection system, which employs the use of bright images projecting at a high frame rate that excludes the need for glasses. More on the Avatar 2 3D movie news below.

Avatar 2 3D movie news: You won’t need glasses to watch the new film

“In addition to the latest in projection technologies, Christie is fully committed to sharing our ongoing research and development efforts, including product roadmaps, with our co-visionary, Lightstorm, so that its productions will repeat the awe-inspiring »

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Avatar 2 to Arrive in Theaters with Glasses-Free 3D?

27 June 2017 6:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director James Cameron has spoke before about creating the technology that would enable glasses-free 3D projections for Avatar 2, which is getting closer and closer to happening. James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment, Inc. has renewed an exclusive, five-year agreement with Christie Digital Systems, that sees these two industry leaders sharing know-how and ground-breaking technology to propel the future of immersive cinema experiences. Here's what director James Cameron had to say in a statement.

"To push the boundary of digital cinema, one needs visionary, like-minded collaborators and that description fits Christie to a tee, given its long cinema heritage and impressive list of industry 'firsts' in the projection and visual display realms. Several years ago we began our relationship, which has worked well, so I'm pleased to be forging ahead again with Christie at my side."

Christie Digital Systems will equip Lightstorm with a variety of current and planned projection systems »

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The Avatar sequels have a start date for their huge shoot

23 June 2017 12:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jon Landau, who is set to produce all four of the forthcoming Avatar sequels, has announced a start date for shooting: September 25th of this year.

Landau was speaking at the huge CineEurope event in Barcelona earlier this week, where he went into a little more detail on the story of the next Avatar movies, all of which look to be set on Pandora. He spoke with Empire.

“At the heart of any movie are the characters. One of the strengths of great scripts are always the universal and relatable themes… There’s no more relatable theme than family. At the center of each of our four movies will be the Sully family,” Landau said.

“Each sequel will play as a stand-alone movie. Each movie’s story will come to its own conclusion… However, when looked at as a whole, the journey across all four movies will create an even larger connected epic saga for audiences around the world.”

James Cameron is directed all four movies, while Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Cliff Curtis and Oona Chaplin will be amongst the impressive cast.

The Avatar sequels will take up your Decembers for the next few years starting on  December 18th 2020 when Avatar 2 will be released, and then December 17th 2021, December 20th 2024 and December 19th 2025.

We’ll bring you more as we get it.

The post The Avatar sequels have a start date for their huge shoot appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Avatar Producer Confirms Official Start Date For Shooting The Sequels

22 June 2017 2:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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The fact that Avatar has remained the highest grossing film in worldwide box office since its release in 2009 would indicate that the film has a vast number of fans – and those fans have been patiently waiting for news of long-discussed sequels ever since that first instalment arrived in theatres. But, this is a James Cameron endeavour, and he’s a filmmaker that has always done things differently and broken new ground. Avatar is clearly no exception, as Cameron and his team announced that they would make not one, but four sequels – and that they would be filmed back-to-back.

20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment previously announced that concurrent pre-production on the Avatar sequels was underway in New Zealand, and now, producer Jon Landau has officially confirmed that shooting will commence on September 25th 2017. He didn’t stop there, however, and went on to give some insight into what we might expect from these four new films.

“At the heart of any movie are the characters. One of the strengths of great scripts are always the universal and relatable themes… There’s no more relatable theme than family. At the center of each of our four movies will be the Sully family. Each sequel will play as a stand-alone movie. Each movie’s story will come to its own conclusion… However, when looked at as a whole, the journey across all four movies will create an even larger connected epic saga for audiences around the world.”

The announcement was made during the 20th Century Fox presentation at CineEurope – a gathering of exhibitors in Barcelona. During the session, Landau also presented a montage of designs depicting Pandora and its inhabitants, and shared the fact that Oona Chaplin (Game Of Thrones) has been added to the cast. Though the finer details of her character remain unclear for the time being, she’ll appear in all four of the sequels.

Chaplin joins cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver, who are all returning from the original film. The Avatar sequels – written by James Cameron, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman, and Shane Salerno – are set for release on December 18th, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19th, 2025, respectively. »

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Avatar 2 Production Start Date Finally Confirmed

22 June 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With a new December 2020 release date in place, and cast members like Oona Chaplin recently coming aboard, the production start date for Avatar 2 has finally been revealed. Producer Jon Landau spoke at the CineEurope conference in Barcelona, Spain today, where he stated that principal photography will begin September 25, 2017. Pre-production has already been under way in New Zealand since April, when the franchise's Facebook page shared a photo of the immense team working with director James Cameron and producer Jon Landau. Here's what Jon Landau had to say in a statement about these sequels, and how they will connect to the original Avatar blockbuster.

"At the heart of any movie are the characters. One of the strengths of great scripts are always the universal and relatable themes. There's no more relatable theme than family. At the center of each of our four movies will be the Sully family. Each sequel will play as a stand-alone movie. Each movie's story will come to its own conclusion. However, when looked at as a whole, the journey across all four movies will create an even larger connected epic saga for audiences around the world."

Jon Landau also confirmed at CineEurope, via Deadline, that the decision was made during development to set all of the Avatar sequels in the magical land of Pandora, stating that, "we always knew that Pandora was a place as diverse as Earth." The producer also touched upon how the sequels that James Cameron makes are often better than the original, which he thinks can be achieved with Avatar 2. Here's what the producer had to say below.

"(James Cameron) has done a couple of sequels before in his career and I would argue that those sequels have lived up to, if not exceeded, the original movies. That's what Jim has been working on for the last several years. Finally, we have the four scripts for the Avatar films ready."

Avatar stars Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), Stephen Lang (Colonel Miles Quatrich), Sigourney Weaver (Dr. Grace Augustine) and Joel David Moore (Norm Spellman) have signed on to reprise their roles, alongside new cast members Cliff Curtis (Tonowari) and Oona Chaplin (Varang). The Avatar sequels have been delayed countless times over the years, but now with a concrete production start in place, it seems the release date shuffling has finally ended. Avatar 2 will hit theaters December 18, 2020, followed by Avatar 3 on December 17, 2021, Avatar 4 on December 20, 2024 and Avatar 5 on December 19, 2025. Hopefully we'll have more casting news for Avatar 2 soon, now that a production start date has finally been set. »

- MovieWeb

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Avatar sequels to officially begin production in September, story details revealed

21 June 2017 8:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like the sequels to James Cameron’s 2009 fantasy Avatar will finally begin production this September after seemingly endless setbacks. As reported by ScreenRant, Avatar producer Jon Landau recently spoke at 20th Century Fox’s panel at the CineEurope Film Expo in Barcelona, where he revealed that filming for the Avatar sequels will begin September 25, 2017.

The director shared his enthusiasm for the project, and had kind words for director James Cameron, stating that Cameron “has done a couple of sequels before in his career and I would argue that those sequels have lived up to, if not exceeded, the original movies.”

He’s certainly not wrong on that point: the phenomenal Aliens, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day are widely considered to top their predecessors.

Landau also provided some story details for the sequels, and the themes present across the four films:

“At the heart of any movie are the characters. One of the strengths of great scripts are always the universal and relatable themes… There’s no more relatable theme than family. At the center of each of our four movies will be the Sully family. Each sequel will play as a stand-alone movie. Each movie’s story will come to its own conclusion… However, when looked at as a whole, the journey across all four movies will create an even larger connected epic saga for audiences around the world.”

See Also: James Cameron isn’t concerned about the long gap between Avatar movies

Avatar 2 will open on December 18th 2020, followed by Avatar 3 on December 17th 2021, Avatar 4 on December 20th 2024 and Avatar 5 on December 19th 2025. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore, and Stephen Lang are all making a return to the franchise, with new additions Cliff Curtis (Fear the Walking Dead) and Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) joining the fray.

Whether you loved, or hated the visually stunning 2009 film (and it really was stunning in 3D), It looks like we need to prepare ourselves for quite a lot of Avatar in a few years.

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- Jordan Jones

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Game of Thrones’ Oona Chaplin joins the Avatar sequels

21 June 2017 1:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

James Cameron has just added another cast member to his  Avatar series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, former Game of Thrones actress Oona Chaplin, the granddaughter of the famous Charlie Chaplin, has been cast in all four of the upcoming sequels.

Chaplin will portray Varang, a strong and vibrant central character who spans the entire length of the new films. Not much else is known about her or the plot, except that we will see more of Pandora’s oceanic tribes of the Na’vi in the films. Cameron has been working on new technology to film underwater, and though all four of the new Avatar‘s will connect with each other, he intends for each one to stand alone as well.

Chaplin played Talisa Maegyr in Game of Thrones, Robb Stark’s wife in the early seasons of the show, and recently starred opposite Tom Hardy in the FX series Taboo. She joins returning stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and Joel David Moore in the film. Another newcomer to the series is Fear the Walking Dead‘s Cliff Curtis, who will play the leader of one of the ocean tribes.

Avatar 2 will open on December 18th 2020, followed by Avatar 3 on December 17th 2021, Avatar 4 on December 20th 2024 and Avatar 5 on December 19th 2025. »

- Ricky Church

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Avatar 2 Gets Game of Thrones Star Oona Chaplin

20 June 2017 4:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

During 20th Century Fox's CineEurope presentation in Barcelona, Spain today, producer Jon Landau announced that a new cast member has been added to all of the highly-anticipated Avatar sequels. The producer revealed that Oona Chaplin, perhaps best known for playing Talissa Stark in HBO's Game of Thrones, has come aboard to play a very important character named Varang. While no specific details about Varang were given, she will appear in all four sequels.

Variety reports that Varang was described by Jon Landau as, "a strong and vibrant central character who spans the entire saga of the sequels." She joins another new character who has recently been confirmed, Cliff Curtis as Tonowari, the leader of the Metkayina, a reef clan from Pandora. It hasn't been confirmed if there is any connection between Varang or Tonowari, but it's possible that they could be part of this same reef clan. Director James Cameron »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Joins ‘Avatar’ Sequels

20 June 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A former Game of Thrones actress has booked a ticket from Westeros to Pandora. Oona Chaplin, who played Robb Stark’s wife Talisa on the HBO fantasy series, will join Sam Worthington (remember him?), Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore, and Cliff Curtis in James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels. Either that, or this is just the latest development […]

The post ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Joins ‘Avatar’ Sequels appeared first on /Film. »

- Ben Pearson

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‘Games of Thrones’ Star Oona Chaplin Joins James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels

20 June 2017 12:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Twentieth Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment have added “Game of Thrones” star Oona Chaplin in James Cameron’s four upcoming Avatar sequels.

Lightstorm president Jon Landau made the announcement during Fox’s CineEurope presentation on Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain.

Though the plot is being kept under wraps, Chaplin will play Varang, described as “a strong and vibrant central character who spans the entire saga of the sequels.”

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Chaplin’s past credits include TV series “Taboo,” “The Crimson Field,” and Talisa Maegyr in “Game of Thrones” as well as the Fox 2000 film, “The Longest Ride.” She is the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin.

In April, Cameron and Fox set the release dates for the four “Avatar” sequels, starting on Dec. 18, 2020, for “Avatar 2.”

Avatar 3” will open Dec. 17, 2021, followed by a three-year break for “Avatar 4,” set for Dec. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Avatar’: Fox Adds ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actress Oona Chaplin To Upcoming Sequels

20 June 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Oona Chaplin, who played Robb Stark’s wife Talisa on HBO’s Game Of Thrones, has been added to the cast of Twentieth Century Fox/Lightstorm Entertainment’s upcoming Avatar sequels, from helm James Cameron. Chaplin joins Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Cliff Curtis, and Joel David Moore in the franchise, with the second installment slated to hit theaters December 18, 2020. Chaplin will play Varang, a strong and vibrant central character who spans the entire… »

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'Avatar' Sequels Add 'Game of Thrones' Actress Oona Chaplin

20 June 2017 11:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Game of Thrones actress Oona Chaplin is heading to Pandora.

The actress will star in James Cameron and 20th Century Fox's four Avatar sequels, it was announced during CineEurope in Barcelona.

Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington are returning for the sequels, which will beginning hitting theaters in 2020.

Though plot is being kept under wraps, Chaplin will play Varang, a strong and vibrant central character who spans the entire saga of the sequels. Cameron said that each of the four sequels will be able to stand alone, but will together create a saga.

Avatar 2 will open Dec. »

- Rebecca Ford

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‘Flatliners’ Trailer: Ellen Page Stops Hearts In the Horror Version of ‘The Oa’ — Watch

13 June 2017 7:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What happens when we die? We thought “The Oa” figured that one out already, not to mention the original 1990 “Flatliners,” but there’s always more to be discovered. Ellen Page and her motley crew are about to take the science of the afterlife to an even darker place in “Flatliners,” which got a chilling first trailer today from Sony Pictures.

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The movie stars Ellen Page (“Juno”), Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”), Diego Luna (“Rogue One”), Kiersey Clemons (“Dope”), and James Norton (“Happy Valley”) as five medical students who become obsessed with discovering what really happens after death. They begin an experiment to stop their hearts for short periods of time in order to trigger a near-death experience and discover the truth about the afterlife. As the experiments lengthen, each student is haunted by phantoms of their past, and »

- Jude Dry

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The Shack review – death by syrup

11 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Misguided, folksy drama about a man whose faith is tested when his daughter is murdered

Making a sincere film about religious faith is a tricky thing to pull off. And this folksy dose of misguided manipulation demonstrates many of the common pitfalls. Sam Worthington stars as Mack, a husband and father whose Christian faith is understandably tested when his youngest daughter is abducted and murdered during a camping trip. He is summoned to the shack where his daughter died by “Poppa”, his wife’s overly familiar nickname for God. And there he meets Octavia Spencer, dispensing cracker-barrel wisdom and twinkly smiles at odds with the crude child-death device.

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- Wendy Ide

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