James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water is headed to the Middle Kingdom.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Avatar: The Way of Water is hitting Chinese theaters on December 16th, the same day it’s slated to open in North America and other territories. The Way of Water is the first Disney blockbuster to open in China in three years.
The first entry in the Avatar series was a hit in China, bringing in $261.8 million. Prior to the release of the movie in 2009, IMAX had 14 screens in China, but now boasts more than 800, with 200 more on the way.
In more Pandora-related news, Avatar: The Way of Water has received a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association Of America. The rating is a result of “sequences of strong violence and intense action, partial nudity and some strong language.”
The final trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water made its debut on Sunday night, announcing that tickets for the movie are now on sale. The Way of Water is one of James Cameron‘s longest movies to date, clocking in at around 3 hours and 10 minutes.
What is Avatar: The Way of Water about?
“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,” according to Disney’s official synopsis for the film.
Directed by James Cameron from a script he co-wrote with Josh Friedman, The Way of Water stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Giovanni Ribisi and Kate Winslet.
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Source: The Wall Street Journal