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How to tell James Cameron's 'Avatar' from M. Night Shyamalan's 'Avatar'

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Night_lPoor M. Night Shyamalan (pictured). The Lady in the Water auteur announces he’s making a fantasy movie called Avatar on the same day that the King of the World, James Cameron, announces that production is finally starting on his long-awaited Titanic follow-up, also a fantasy movie called Avatar. You’ll be reading a lot about the Cameron project on EW.com over the next few days, but what of Shyamalan’s film? How will you know which one we’re talking about? By reading our handy guide below that outlines the likely differences between the two projects, that’s how:

Cameron’s Avatar: Based on an original idea
Shyamalan’s Avatar: Based on an animated series on Nickelodeon

CA: To be shot in 3D
SA: To be shot in 2D

CA: Will feature at least one buff, tough heroine
SA: Will feature at least one haunted-eyed child

SA: Inspired by Asian art and mythology
CA: Inspired by the grosses from Titanic

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CA: Likely to include a stunning underwater sequence
SA: Likely to include a stunning underwater sequence

CA: Probably won’t contain a line as memorable as “I’ll be back.”
SA: Probably won’t contain a line as memorable as “I see dead people.”

CA: Inevitable cameo by Bill Paxton
SA: Inevitable cameo by M. Night Shyamalan

CA: Will climax with an apocalyptic battle scene
SA: Will climax with an apocalyptic battle scene

CA: No Celine Dion this time
SA: No narfs this time

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