Cameron's Avatar will get a three-month run in IMAX

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

IMAX is committing nearly three full months of its schedule to James Cameron's upcoming 3-D CG/live-action sci-fi epic Avatar, The New York Times reported.

The company's ultra-big-screen theaters so far aren't slated for any movies other than Avatar between that movie's Dec. 18 debut and the arrival of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland on March 5, the newspaper reported.

By contrast, Star Trek got only two weeks on the IMAX circuit.

The 3-D Avatar centers on ex-marine Jake Sully (Terminator Salvation's Sam Worthington), who is torn between duty and honor when he finds himself caught in a battle between the heavily armed forces of Earth's most powerful star-faring consortium and an exotic, noble alien race whose entire world is threatened by the human invaders.

Avatar also stars Star Trek's Zoe Saldana and Cameron's Aliens star Sigourney Weaver.