05/26/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

James Cameron's Sci-fi 'Avatar' Stirring Massive Anticipation

Eight months before its scheduled release on Dec. 18, Mr. Cameron's "Avatar," a science-fiction thriller filmed with his own specially devised 3-D technology, is stirring up a kind of anticipation that until now had been reserved for, say, the Rapture.

That might foretell a hit on the order of Mr. Cameron's "Titanic," with $1.8 billion in worldwide ticket sales.

Or it might just be a giant headache for 20th Century Fox...

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