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AVATAR hires some actors and a cinematographer!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. It seems that this film has been happening forever, hasn't it? They already have some great people attached, including Sigourney Weaver, CCH Pounder and Sam Worthington. Now they've added Stephen Lang and Michelle Rodriguez. Rodriguez is no Vasquez, but I guess she's close enough. She'll play an ex-Marine pilot and Lang will be a crusty Marine colonel who travels to Pandora to lead its troops. Apparently, Lang met for a role way back on ALIENS, but didn't get the part. They've also hired Mauro Fiore as the cinematographer. Mauro shot TRAINING DAY, GET CARTER (remake), SMOKIN' ACES and THE ISLAND. Those movies were beautifully shot, in completely different ways, so this can only be a good thing. The flick will have 31 days of live action shooting in Wellington starting in October. That will be combined with computer animation for the finished flick, hitting May '09. Crazy this is finally happening, eh?

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