News briefs: new Avatar image, Trick release date

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

SlashFilm has posted the first image from James Cameron's Avatar, which you can view in full after the jump; the photo (spoiler ahead!) depicts Sam Worthington as paraplegic soldier Jake Sully beside the tank holding his alien "avatar," into which his consciousness will be downloaded so that he can work on the planet Pandora. Avatar opens Dec. 18. (Click to enlarge)


Confirming what director Michael Dougherty told us at Comic-Con, Warner has announced that his Trick 'r Treat movie will drop on DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 6; the Blu-ray will feature Dougherty's commentary, a "Season's Greetings" animated short film, "Trick 'r Treat: The Lore and Legends of Halloween," additional scenes and special effects comparisons.

Production Weekly reports that director Nimrod Antal is scheduled to begin filming Predators on Sept. 28 at producer Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.