'Avatar' trailer tickets to be given out online starting Monday

Jamescameron_290 We all got a taste of James Cameron's "Avatar" film at Comic-Con, but some will an even more in-depth look when tickets for the trailer screening are released online at avatarmovie.com on August 21.

The free tickets will let viewers into any 101 Imax theaters in the U.S. and Canada to see the 16-minute 3D sci-fi trailer of the film scheduled to be released in theaters globally December 19, 2009.

"Avatar" centers on the alien planet Pandora, where a human mind is used to animate an avatar, a physical being created by meshing human DNA and the native alien DNA. Ex-Marine Jake takes on an avatar and finds himself torn between two worlds.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, there will be two tickets per customer and the trailer will play both before and after viewings of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

While the trailer will contain most of the footage shown at events like Comic-Con, there is one new scene to look forward to. And for those who haven't seen any of the Avatar universe, be prepared to experience the fantastical world of Pandora, a battle scene in a closing montage, and a clip involving a forest attack by wolf-like creatures.

Fans will be provided ticketing instructions and links to individual movie theaters at the film site. If you miss scoring the 3D tickets, regular theaters will start showing "Avatar" trailers of the 2D variety, so you're not left out the loop.

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