The filming of Vietnam's Avata, inspired by James Cameron's blockbuster Avatar, will start filming in September to premier in Vietnam prior to Valentine's Day weekend next February.
The film, produced by Chanh Phuong Film Studio, will feature characters Jake Sully and Neytiri in a journey from Pandora to Vietnam to look for the spiritual origins of Pandora people.
According to Vietnamese-American martial art actor Johnny Tri Nguyen, who wrote the film's scenario and will play the leading role, Vietnamese version Avata will have a different name from Avatar, and is a comedy film project.
Johnny Tri Nguyen, whose acting roles include martial arts films Tom-Yum-Goong and Cradle 2 the Grave, will star in the film. Nguyen also worked as a stunt double in Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, and will be accompanied by famous comedian Thai Hoa in the Avata film.