Channing TatumRemember when the original Star Wars movie brought a surge of science fiction movies to Hollywood that were hoping to be the next Star Wars? Well, now Hollywood Studios are creating movies that they're hoping to be the next Avatar. First up is Ion which is rumored to star Channing Tatum.

Ion is about a man who travels between parallel Earths in an attempt to find other versions of his lost lover (a concept that is reminiscent of Sliders). Tony and Ridley Scott are set to produce.

Hollywood has a reputation of pumping out copies and clones of any idea that is financially successful. However, other than being a romance with science fiction elements, there really isn't that much similarity between the concepts behind Ion and Avatar. If it ends up being a cookie-cutter plot with incredible visual effects, then I'll buy that the studio was trying to copy Avatar.
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