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.

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.

Maggie Q is joining Paul Bettany and Cam Gigandet in Priest, the horror western that Scott Stewart is directing for Screen Gems, Variety reported.

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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