Friday, December 16, 2011

Sam Worthington Chased by Leonopteryx in New 'Avatar' Clip
The lead actor is seen enjoyably riding a Pandoran banshee with the companion of Zoe Saldana before they are chased by the colorful evil creature.

Just days before releasing "Avatar" in U.S. theaters, the 20th Century Fox teases audience by providing a new clip for the film. An exclusive courtesy of MTV, the sneak peek exposes Jake Sully in his Avatar body and Na'vi female named Neytiri who soar through the sky on Pandoran banshees. They are later chased by a Leonopteryx, a colorful animal which is bigger than banshee.

"Avatar" follows Jake, a former Marine who was wounded and paralyzed from the waist down in combat on Earth. Offered the chance to walk again when selected to participate in the Avatar program, he travels to Pandora.

There, he, using his new avatar body, goes on a scouting mission and falls in love with a young Na'vi woman, Neytiri. Having integrated himself into the Na'vi clan, he finds himself getting caught between the military-industrial forces of Earth and the Na'vi. Now, he has to choose sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of an entire world.

Sam Worthington leads with Zoe Saldana taking the role of Neytiri. Additionally, the film will see Stephen Lang starring as Marine Corps Colonel Quaritch, Michelle Rodriguez as retired Marine pilot Trudy Chacon, and Sigourney Weaver as botanist Dr. Grace Augustine. This James Cameron-directed action thriller will invade U.S. theaters on December 18.