The 2009 sci-fi phenomenon returns to multiplexes this week in remastered 4K 3D format.

'avatar' returns to theaters this weekend in stunning 4k 3d
Promotional art for “‘Avatar: The Way of Water” (Image credit: 20th Century Studios)

Don’t miss your chance to return to the bioluminescent blue paradise of Pandora this weekend.

Director James Cameron’s long-delayed and highly-anticipated “Avatar” sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” will once again plunge audiences in the exotic world of Pandora when it splashes into theaters on Dec. 16, 2022. This is the first of four mega-budget sequels that are slated to be delivered every two years until 2028.

To refresh audiences’ memories of the Na’vi’s lush and exploited alien planet and the continuing tale of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña), 20th Century Studios will re-release the original “Avatar” in theaters starting on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

It’s been 13 years since audiences were introduced to the wonders of Pandora and the fantastical blue-skinned natives of the remote planet. Cameron’s upcoming $250 million sci-fi epic takes place more than a decade after the 2009 film that broke all box office records and still reigns supreme with a total take of $2.8 billion in global ticket sales. “Avatar: The Way of Water” expands the story of the Sully clan and new dangers that complicate their Eden-like lives as they deal with the return of greedy corporate interests.

This special “Avatar” re-release takes the wrapper off the classic film’s remastered 3D restoration with High-Dynamic Range imagery and 9.1 surround sound that are sure to dazzle the eyes and seduce the ears. To shed light on this new remastered version of his fantastic sci-fi epic, Cameron spoke to Slash Film regarding the fresh remaster, the allure of 3D movies and how his film employed the very latest technology to reabsorb audiences in his ambitious vision. This spruced-up edition should not be missed!

'avatar' returns to theaters this weekend in stunning 4k 3d

A still from “‘Avatar.” (Image credit: 20th Century Studios)

“I would say that the 3D was generally embraced for a period of time,” Cameron told Slash Film. (“Avatar” won the best cinematography with a 3D digital camera; no digital camera had ever won the best cinematography Oscar before.)

“3D appears to most people to sort of be over. But it’s really not over. It’s just been accepted. It’s just now a part of your choices when you go to the theater to see a big blockbuster movie. I liken it to color. When color films first came out, it was a big deal. People would go to see movies because they were in color. I think around the time of ‘Avatar,’ people used to go to see movies because they were in 3D. I think it had an impact on how films were presented that’s now just sort of accepted and part of the zeitgeist and how it’s done.”

'avatar' returns to theaters this weekend in stunning 4k 3d

Still from “‘Avatar” (Image credit: 20th Century Studios)

Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver, the multiple Academy Award-winning “Avatar” travels back to multiplexes for a special limited engagement beginning on Friday (Sept. 23).

Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom (opens in new tab) or on Facebook (opens in new tab).

Keyword: 'Avatar' returns to theaters this weekend in stunning 4K 3D

TECH'S NEWS RELATED

Human rights champions in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine win Nobel Peace Prize

A trio of human rights champions from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a highly symbolic choice of laureates drawn from three nations at the centre of the war in Ukraine. The honour went to detained activist Ales Bialiatski of Belarus, Russia’s Memorial group ...

View more: Human rights champions in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine win Nobel Peace Prize

Draconid meteor shower 2022: Moonlight and meteors

The Draconids’ parent comet Draconid meteor storms Where is the radiant point? Draconid meteor shower has a rich history Draconid meteor shower from the Southern Hemisphere? Draconid meteor photos from the EarthSky community Draconid meteor shower chart for 2022. Image via Guy Ottewell. The Draconid shower – also called ...

View more: Draconid meteor shower 2022: Moonlight and meteors

Alpheratz belongs to Andromeda, but is part of the Great Square

The Great Square of Pegasus When can you see the star Alpheratz? Use Alpheratz to find the Andromeda galaxy Science of Alpheratz History and mythology The star Alpheratz is the brightest star in the famous star pattern known as the Great Square of Pegasus. Alpheratz connects Pegasus to the ...

View more: Alpheratz belongs to Andromeda, but is part of the Great Square

See the moon near Jupiter October 7 and 8

Moon near Jupiter October 7 and 8 Hunter’s Moon As the moon approaches full phase – and the Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon – it’ll pass near the brilliant planet Jupiter. You can see the bright couple from all parts of Earth. Southern Hemisphere? Turn this chart upside down. Chart ...

View more: See the moon near Jupiter October 7 and 8

The asteroid targets of this NASA mission are turning out to be very strange

"We're gonna see a lot when we get there."

View more: The asteroid targets of this NASA mission are turning out to be very strange

New 3D view of Cat's Eye Nebula suggests double star hides at its heart

Cat's Eye Nebula is located in the constellation Draco.

View more: New 3D view of Cat's Eye Nebula suggests double star hides at its heart

When remains are found in a suitcase, forensics learn a lot from the insects inside

Why suitcases? Insects are key Suitcases in the bush A crime scene can present itself in any form and size. This year, an Aotearoa New Zealand family who’d purchased abandoned goods from a storage locker made the harrowing discovery of two sets of human remains hidden inside two suitcases. ...

View more: When remains are found in a suitcase, forensics learn a lot from the insects inside

Temperate Moon pits could be perfect location for human lunar bases

The shady bottoms of lunar pits remain at a comfortable 17°C no matter the time of day or night, according to recent observations by the Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter (LRO) The finding that pits on the Moon have relatively stable, temperate conditions potentially earmarks them as sites for future lunar bases. ...

View more: Temperate Moon pits could be perfect location for human lunar bases

SIMBA Chain awarded SpaceWERX Orbital Prime Contract

UN Human Rights Council rejects holding Xinjiang debate

Ukraine, climate? Nobel Peace Prize unveiled under cloud of war

Biden warns of nuclear 'Armageddon' after Russian threats on Ukraine

First successful test of the Ariane 6 upper stage at DLR Lampoldshausen

Impact that killed the dinosaurs triggered "mega-earthquake" that lasted weeks to months

Norway seeks to up defence spending over Ukraine war

US flies Russian cosmonaut to ISS as Ukraine conflict rages

Hong Kong online radio host jailed for 'seditious' broadcasts

GMV joins UN Global Compact

'Nobody dares speak out': Exiled Chinese writer decries censorship

Ask Ethan: Why do galaxies spin?

OTHER TECH NEWS

;