UNSEXY UPDATE: Without confirming or denying its connection to the film, the studio asked us to pull the image, but you can still see it here or damned near anywhere else.
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. [IMDB]
Jake apparently goes on to lead a band of humans in battle against the Na’vi.
Considering Avatar has a $200 million budget and is the first mainstream feature Cameron’s directed since Titanic (in 1997), I’m calling bullshit on this. If this is the concept art, I’m pretty sure the concept artist has just been slapping “AVATAR” on rejected stock photos for L. Ron Hubbard paperbacks. Seriously, you can’t tell me that’s any better than this. But I guess it makes sense, in that both works portray the struggles of living with aliens.