Well, not real in that they're fictional languages spoken by fictional peoples. But what makes a fictional language an actual language and not merely a convincing combination of sounds?
James Cameron is already talking about his perferred release dates for Avatar 2 and 3. And even though he plans on working on the films back-to-back, he wants a year-long break in between releases. So, what characters will be back?
Tonight the Scream Awards debuted a brand new, never-before-seen deleted scene from James Cameron's Avatar. Get a glimpse of the dystopian future Earth and a bad-ass Jake Sully who kicks serious ass (and gets his ass kicked) from his wheelchair.
James Cameron won't let you escape Pandora just yet. When Avatar returns to theaters, it'll have eight minutes of new footage. Here's your first taste.
There are no firm plans for Avatar 2 yet, but James Cameron has been spending time in Brazil, talking to indigenous tribespeople about Pandora. We grilled producer Jon Landau about Avatar 2, plus why the Avatar DVD/Blu-Ray has no extras.
Pastor and shit-stirrer Mark Driscoll claims that Avatar is the devil's work, aimed at promoting paganism and primitive lifestyles. Sounds like somebody just needs to make "Tsaheylu." Of course, after watching the "Na'vi" on chatroulette, he's got a point.
Goodbye regular live-action role-players, and hello live-Avatar role-players. Get a sneak peek into the rapidly growing world of Avatar LARPs. Yes, it's a parody. And yes, one of the characters does have Na'vi sex with a flower.
James Cameron's megahit Avatar never explains how the Na'vi people go about getting it on. But apparently, the DVD will give a full run-down on the topic... and it may raise some potentially squicky issues.
As if that mercifully brief giant blue lizard-cat sex scene that actually made it to Avatar wasn't disturbing enough, it turns out there's much more—and you weirdos may get to see it in the DVD release.
When someone's spending $300 million on the most technically ambitious film ever, you'd think some of that money would go towards making a custom font. Apparently James had other stuff to worry about, though, because Avatar's subtitles are in Papyrus.
Yesterday, we noted that the surreal landscapes of Pandora have a lot in common with the artwork of Roger Dean. But the alien Na'vi have their own twin: an alien singer from the comic Timespirits who could be Neytiri's sister.
The Na'vi language in Avatar isn't just a collection of pretty sounds. It's an actual language, constructed by a USC linguistics professor, complete with its own grammar and syntax. He talks language creation, and explains how Na'vi compares with Klingon.
Get a load of these new stills from James Cameron's alien masterpiece Avatar. It's getting seriously catty on the planet Pandora — look at the pink detail inside the Na'vi ears, plus their long tails.
The first official photo from James Cameron's Avatar has finally come to light, giving us our first nearly full-bodied look at the mysterious blue aliens of Pandora. Mild spoilers ahead.
We knew that iPhone OS 3.0 would bring navi apps, and that they'd cost plenty. Navigon just popped MobileNavigator Europe—no support for US roads, and a $95 pricetag that will soon go up.
A first glimpse of the super skinny, long haired alien life-forms from James Cameron's 3-D epic Avatar opens the door for many questions. Could this T-shirt design really be what the inhabitants of Alpha Centauri B-4, otherwise known as the Na'vi, look like? Click through for more pictures and spoilery talk.
This is not just any GPS navigation device; this Lowrance iWAY 600c can overlay satellite imagery on its maps, giving you a view similar to what you might see in Google Earth with the roads turned on. Its maps can be mixed into the usual 2D modes and even show up in an elevated 3D mode. Cool.