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Previously, it was announced that the first trailer for this James Cameron-directed feature film will be shown in theaters worldwide on the "Avatar" day. The trailer was planned to be outed to coincidence with the free screening of fifteen minutes of the film in 101 selected IMAX venues in the U.S. and Canada.
Days earlier, 20th Century Fox has come out with the ticket detail announcement for the scheduled Avatar day. The studio will be giving away free first-come, first-serve tickets through the official Avatar website, AvatarMovie.com, starting on Monday, August 17 at noon PST for the film's 15-minute free screening.
The screenings will be run twice at 6:00 P.M. and at 6:30 P.M. The sneak peek itself will include an introduction from the director, footage shown at screenings at exhibitor events in Hollywood and Amsterdam, and some new footage that were not shown at 2009 San Diego Comic Con.
To be released in the U.S. on December 18, Avatar centers on a wounded ex-marine, who is thrust unwillingly into an effort to settle and exploit an exotic planet rich in bio-diversity, and eventually crosses over to lead the indigenous race in a battle for survival. Directed, produced and written by James Cameron, it stars Sam Worthington,in the lead role and supported byZoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and Michelle Rodriguez.
In a 2007 interview with VH1 frontman Isaac Brock spoke about the collaboration with Ledger.
"Heath and I have a mutual friend and when we were in Australia, my fiancé and some of us in the band went out on a boat with him and his family and friends and talked about the idea," Brock said of the video's origin. "The idea sort of dropped, but then he just sent me an email saying that he wanted to do it."The video concludes with a message in white letters on a black screen: "This began with our friend, a great defender of life, and was completed in his spirit."