Exclusive: Avatar Footage to Debut at Comic Con

James Cameron and Sam Worthington on the set of Avatar

Dork Shelf has received some interesting information from a reliable source regarding the San Diego Comic Con and James Cameron‘s new film Avatar.

Apparently the huge 65,000 square foot H hall at the San Diego Convention Center is being converted into a massive 3D theatre for the event.  This means that not only will Cameron be showing off Avatar at Comic Con, but that it will also be presented in full 3D as the director intended it to be seen.  The hour long panel on July 23rd will feature James Cameron and two of the stars of Avatar, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver.

Later that day the same hall will play host to the Future of Filmmaking panel with Cameron and Peter Jackson.  We can probably expect some more footage of Avatar and possibly our first look at Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s Adventures of Tintin movie.  Spielberg, Cameron and Jackson have been the biggest proponents of this new 3D tech; Comic Con will be the first real public demonstration of what they’ve been up to with the technology.  Every person that has seen footage from Avatar says that it really must be seen to be believed — I guess we’ll find out in a few weeks.  Will it live up to the hype?


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