James Cameron addressed the audience at the IMAX presentation Wednesday and spoke about the upcoming 3-D sci-fi epic Avatar. As if the hype for the film wasn’t high enough, Cameron elevated it even further: “Watching Avatar is like dreaming with your eyes wide open.”
“I’m really stoked about what this film is going to look like in IMAX,” Cameron told a group of reporters. “The 3-D is an immersive experience, but in IMAX Avatar is overwhelming, almost intoxicating. You’ll be drawn through the screen into a fantasy that seems utterly real even as it defies description. In our troubled economic times, audiences around the world are going to need more than ever a place to escape into a fantasy world, and with Avatar in IMAX, they’ll be able to live and breathe in that world, and they won’t want to come back.”
Head on over to SCI FI Wire for a complete recap of what Cameron had to say.
Avatar is scheduled to hit conventional and IMAX theaters on December 18, 2009.