In little over two weeks, James Cameron's sci-fi epic "Avatar," which the director has been working on since 1995, will arrive in a burst of 3-D-enhanced splendor. Before then, MTV News readers will get an unprecedented opportunity to pick Cameron's brain as we partner with Facebook to present "Avatar Live: An MTV News/Facebook Forum."

This Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, we'll stream this live online show, in which viewers get to interact with the folks in front of the camera, asking the questions they really want answered. Hosted by MTV Movies managing editor Josh Horowitz, the 30-minute event will feature Cameron and two of the film's stars, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, plus exclusive "Avatar" footage. Viewers will be able to submit their questions in real time via Facebook and MTV.com.

The forum is just one component of MTV's comprehensive dive into all things "Avatar." In mid-December, we'll air another installment of our "Behind the Screen" movie series that will include interviews with the "Avatar" stars and clips from the film, which hits theaters on December 18.

"We are thrilled to launch this unique partnership with 20th Century Fox and bring exclusive 'Avatar' programming to the MTV audience in new and exciting ways," said John Shea, MTVN Music and Logo Group's executive vice president of integrated marketing and branded content. "Additionally, mashing the dynamic reporting of the MTV News team together with the Facebook platform allows us to connect fans directly to the film's talent in a first of its kind live event, and one we hope to replicate with future films."

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