If you’re one of the millions waiting impatiently to catch a glimpse at James Cameron’s Avatar, then you may want to clear your schedule. Starting next Monday (August 17th) you’ll be able to get a free ticket for an 16-minute IMAX trailer on August 21. From The Hollywood Reporter:
The extended trailer, featuring an on-camera intro by director James Cameron, hits 101 Imax venues in the U.S. and Canada on Aug. 21 in a promo push announced at the recent Comic-Con International confab in San Diego. On the same date, theaters worldwide will begin showing more conventional 2D and 3D “Avatar” trailers.
Fans will be provided theater information and other “Avatar” tidbits via AvatarMovie.com. Visitors to the site also will see ticketing instructions and links to individual movie theaters.
“It will be two tickets to a customer to keep people from hoarding,” Fox distribution boss Bruce Snyder said Wednesday. “We expect a tremendous amount of interest from the fans who are aware of ‘Avatar.’ ”
The extended “Avatar” trailer will play just before and after separately ticketed performances for Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” At most of the specialty venues, the trailer will be shown between 6-7 p.m., running twice within the hour span.
Avatar AND Harry Potter in the same sitting? How could this get any better? What if we were to tell you that the footage seen will be that of Sam Worthington’s character adapting to the brand new world of Pandora, and also a scene only called “forest attack” that only a select few of Comic-Con attendees have seen? Pretty impressive, no?