by James Cameron

About the film

Avatar is a science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron. It stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver. It was released by 20th Century Fox on December 18, 2009.

The film is set in the year 2154 on Pandora, fictional moon in a distant planetary system. Humans are engaged in mining the reserves of Pandora for a mineral known as unotanium, while the Na'vi - the sentient race of humanoids indigenous to the moon - resist the colonists' expansion, which threatens the continued existence of the Na'vi and the Pandoran ecosystem. The title of the film refers to the controlled, genetically engineered human-Na'vi hybrid bodies used by the film's human characters to interact with the Na'vi race.