Sam Worthington
Actor Sam Worthington, who portrays the character Jake, gets a first look at his avatar, a human-alien hybrid bred from Jake's own DNA, in this undated publicity photograph from a scene in director James Cameron's new film "Avatar." Fans will get a sneak peak at at an extended trailer from the film at selected theaters on August 21, 2009. Reuters

Before reprising his role as Jake Sully in the upcoming “Avatar” sequels, Sam Worthington will star in the 2016 film “The Titan.” Joining him in the cast of the upcoming sci-fi film is “Orange is the New Black” star Taylor Schilling.

Represented by Gersh and 3Arts, Schilling just finished filming “OITNB” Season 4 and Greg Kinnear’s “Phil” when it was confirmed that she will join the cast of “The Titan,” according to Deadline. The sci-fi film starts shooting in Europe in January 2016.

The screenplay of “The Titan” is written by Max Hurwitz based on the story by Arash Amel. The sci-fi film is directed by Lennart Ruff and produced by Amel, Ben Pugh, Rory Aitken’s 42 and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik.

Fred Berger will executive produce “The Titan,” which will be produced and fully financed by Motion Picture Capital and Leon Clarance. International sales and domestic sales are handled by Voltage Pictures and CAA, respectively.

Aside from Worthington and Schilling, “The Titan” will also star “Batman Begins” actor Tom Wilkinson and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” actress Sofia Boutella. The casting director is Julia Harkin, who is also the casting director of the 2016 film “Bastille Day” starring Idris Elba.

Aside from “The Titan,” Worthington will also star in several films in 2016 including “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Danger Close” and “The Shack.” He will star in the second, third and fourth sequels of “Avatar” in 2017, 2018 and 2019, respectively.

“Avatar 2,” “Avatar 3” and “Avatar 4” will be directed by James Cameron, who also wrote and directed the first “Avatar” film in 2009. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the director said he is currently “ in the process of doing another pass through all three scripts” and “just refining” the scripts.

“That’s in parallel with the design process,” Cameron told the publication. “The design process is very mature at this point. We’ve been designing for about a year and a half.”

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