Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 by Russ Fischer
The days of Avatar being a closely-guarded secret are long gone. Fox is saturating every possible corner of the media world with coverage of James Cameron‘s upcoming film. I’m more than a little tired of the incessant coverage at this point; I see the film in a week or so and until then have absolutely nothing new to think about it. We’ve already run quite a bit of coverage in the last week: the 60 Minutes piece, a 2.5-minute chase scene, the ‘interactive trailer’ and more. If that hasn’t sent you into overload, there are a few more clips after the break.
First, there’s word that Avatar may premiere at Butt-Numb-A-Thon, the 24-hour film festival curated each December by Harry Knowles. More than a few high-profile films have had their debut at the geek-fest, such as There Will Be Blood two years ago. BNAT takes place Dec 12-13, just a few days before Avatar’s official Dec 18 opening. The London premiere is Dec 10, which is also when a lot of press screenings are taking place.
CNN did a couple of video pieces this week: a featurette on Pandora, the lush and dangerous world of the film, and an interview with James Cameron. Those are embedded below.
Finally, producer Jon Landau promises “amazing and cutting-edge digital AVATAR content and interactive experiences from McDonald’s coming in Dec.” So, uh, take that for what it’s worth. [Twitter]
The caveat: I haven’t actually watched most of these clips, as I want to retain whatever slight innocence I have about the film until I get to see it. So I can’t recommend any one over the other.Cool Posts From Around the Web: