EXCLUSIVE: Avatar co-star Stephen Lang is eyeing time travel in the opposite direction. I hear Lang, who played the baddie in James Cameron’s futuristic sci-fi tale, is in talks for the lead opposite Jason O’Mara on Fox’s prehistoric drama series Terra Nova. He was an early favorite for the role but his feature commitments prevented him from pursuing it until he just became available and received an offer from the Terra Nova producers. (A fun footnote: Terra Nova is originally set in 2149, just 5 years before the events in Avatar.) Lang would play the role of Frank Taylor, the charismatic and ruthless leader of the Terra Nova settlement. Alex Graves is set to direct the pilot for the series.
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