Avatar re-released this summer?
Published 12/03/2010 | 13:11
James Cameron and Fox are in discussions about re-releasing Avatar this summer.
The reshowing of the highest grossing movie ever would primarily be in 3D cinemas and would include previously unseen footage which was left out in the rush to get the film ready for its original December 18 release, says the Hollywood Reporter.
Imax CEO Richard Gelfond revealed during a conference in New York that Avatar director Cameron had about 40 minutes of additional material that didn't make the theatrical movie.
He also predicted a re-release, which he said probably would occur in the autumn.
3D CGI epic Avatar - which has so far grossed 2.6 billion dollars at the global box office - had to stop being shown in some digital and Imax 3D screens when Alice In Wonderland opened on March 5.
Cameron had said that he had 10-12 minutes of extra scenes that he could have ready to add to a director's cut for a theatrical reissue or as an extra on the DVD release.
The summer re-release would follow a 2D DVD and Blu-ray premiere, which will happen as soon as next month and no later than May.
Cameron told USA Today there might be a Blu-ray release of the 3D version for home use as early as the autumn, but Fox studio sources indicate that is unlikely.