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James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ – “Thanador Chase” Clip Debuts

avatar-character-5A brand new clip from James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ has hit the web. The clip features Sam Worthington’s character, Jake Sully, in Avatar form, trying to escape from a Thanador, one of the violent creatures of Pandora. Check out the heaping helping of action below!

The film is slated to hit theaters on December 18th, 2009 and co-stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and Michelle Rodriguez. Avatar is marks Cameron’s first directorial work since his Oscar winning film, Titanic, back in 1997.

The film takes place on Pandorum, a strange and beautiful planet with bizarre creatures and plant life. Sam Worthington plays a paraplegic who is linked through a medical process to an “avatar,” a 10-foot-tall, blue-skinned creature that looks like Pandorum’s native Na’vi. Cameron conceived Avatar 14 years ago and filmed it in stereoscopic 3-D using cameras developed by him.