Sigourney in space (again)

Remember when Ripley told that mama alien, “Get away from her, you bitch!”?

That’s the kind of cinematic magic that doesn’t often happen twice in one career (or even in two careers), but we just might get a reprise: Sigourney Weaver and James Cameron are teaming up again.

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And they’re even bringing the aliens along for the ride. The movie, Avatar, is slated for 2009 and sounds about as epic as you can get. Here’s the IMDb description:

In the future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran, is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na’vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.

Weaver herself has this to say about her role as a “botanist who’s a mentor” (ah, botanists — who hasn’t had one as a mentor?):

“When I [first] read the script, it was such a dizzying ride that I think my jaw was permanently dropped.”

Coincidentally, Sigourney, most of us are still trying to un-drop our jaws after seeing you disrobe down to your drawers in the first Alien. So I think you qualify as an expert on the subject!

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