Video: Panasonic commercial shows new "Avatar" footage (kind of)


The official trailer for Avatar, James Cameron’s new (and supposedly groundbreaking) Sci-Fi movie, came out just last month, and now Panasonic is showing a TV spot promoting their Viera TVs and the movie on Japanese television. The commercial, which is currently in heavy rotation on TV over here, shows some very brief new scenes from Avatar (which is due out in both the US and Japan on December 18).

In case you wonder, the girl you see in the commercial is Japanese actress Koyuki who played Tom Cruise’s love interest in Last Samurai and who I regularly see grocery shopping in the supermarket in my neighborhood. She doesn’t have a role in Avatar though.

Here’s the TV spot (30 seconds):