News briefs: Avatar preview tix; Poltergeist reboot

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Fox will be giving away free tickets to its Avatar Day 16-minute preview of James Cameron's epic 3-D sci-fi movie, which will take place in more than 100 IMAX 3-D theaters around the world on Aug. 21; tickets will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis on the Avatar Web site at noon PT on Monday.
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ShockTillYouDrop.com reports that MGM's planned remake of Tobe Hooper's classic '80s haunted-house movie Poltergeist has received a release date of Nov. 24, 2010, Thanksgiving weekend.
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Maggie Q is joining Paul Bettany and Cam Gigandet in Priest, the horror western that Scott Stewart is directing for Screen Gems, Variety reported.
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The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Biz Blog reports that Maria Full of Grace star Catalina Sandino Moreno has been cast as the vampire Maria in Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
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