James Cameron’s first follow-up to the highest grossing film of all time will open in theaters on December 16
The teaser trailer and stills for 20th Century Studios’ “Avatar: The Way of Water,” which first debuted in theaters on May 6, is available now.
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet.
The Way of Water teaser trailer was previewed in 3D last week in the Caesars Palace’s Colosseum at CinemaCon. During that presentation, producer Jon Landau additionally announced plans to re-release the original Avatar on Sept. 23 in theaters, with restored picture and sound. “We need to make sure [audiences] have an experience they can’t get anywhere else, and that needs to be exclusively in theaters,” he said.
Cameron, Landau and their Lightstorm Entertainment, along with 20th Century and Disney, is expected to offer The Way of Water in a wide variety of formats to support the range of theater installations, including the use of 3D, 4K and a high frame rate of 48 frames per second.