The Last Airbender Updates

Published 5 years ago by , Updated October 12th, 2009 at 9:07 pm,

the last airbender header The Last Airbender Updates

Frank Marshall, producer for M.Night Shyamalan’s adaptation of The Last Airbender, has given some updates on the status of the project via his Twitter account.

On Twitter, Marshall said the following on Sunday:

“For those of you wondering about LAST AIRBENDER, all is well in post and we r working on a trailer for Xmas…”

When exactly in December and what movie it’ll be attached to, we don’t yet know. However, if they keep to that timing, both Sherlock Holmes and Avatar are opening on Christmas day and a week before, respectively.

Both of those films will be major holiday blockbusters and both would fit well for the target audience for The Last Airbender. My guess goes to James Cameron’s Avatar, which conveniently shares the name which M.Night and crew chose to drop from their film’s title, as to avoid confusion with Cameron’s little project.

I can’t wait to see more from this movie. I loved the cartoon series (that’s Avatar: The Last Airbender) and I have hopes that this will turn around Shyamalan’s career and break the trend of his last few disappointing films. It’s important that we finally see him take on something that’s not his own original work and I’m excited by his claims that he’ll be following the source material closely.

Marshall also tweeted recently that post-production is being done in Philadelphia, M.Night’s home town, where they also filmed the movie in the largest set ever built on the east coast.

What did you think of the teaser trailer and is this a film franchise you’re looking forward to?

The Last Airbender opens July 2, 2010.

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  1. The cast is ridiculous

  2. @Rob

    Well, we can pray. M.Night’s track record isn’t so great but weirder things have happened. It’s Hollywood after all.

  3. For all the people that think that race shouldent matter in this film, and that everyone who’s complaining about the actors races should stop complaining, I wonder what you all would say if they casted all African American actors? Or all hispanic actors for this film? Saddly I think unless the actors were popular already 90% of Avatar’s fans would not watch the film at all. It’s as if the white race can substitute for all races and it’s ok, but what else should I expect form a country thats run by white people.

  4. American isn’t run by white people, our president is African-American, and I would be just as angry if they cast any non-Asian actor, regardless if he or she was Caucasian, Hispanic, African, Arabic, or anything other ethnic group.

  5. The casting call for Ang, Soku, Kitara, and Zuko were all released separately as follows:

    “CAUCASIAN or any other ethnicity.”

    How do you defend that?

    The intention of what race they wanted to cast the characters is pretty much clear from the start. Paramount never intended to cast asian actors.

    If you think that Hollywood and Paramount is color-blind and would have gladly cast an asian lead actor as equally as they would a white actor, then some of you are naive to the political racism that still exists.

  6. First off, it’s Aang, Sokka and Katara, and I don’t defend that, that is the perfect example of Paramount’s racist casting, It says to me, Caucasian preferably, but we’ll take anyone to avoid a lawsuit.

    Why not just put down all ethnicity, instead of Caucasian or any other ethnicity?

  7. I hope that there will be the “blind Bandit”Tof in the movie,It wouldn’t be rite with out the best earth bender in the world.

  8. i am a huge fan of avatar.
    i know everything about the show and more.
    i am soo extremely nervous about this movie because the power of bryke [mike and brian the creatiors of avatar:the last airbender] are stepping down to let m.night direct this movie.
    i’m affraid that the personalitlies wont be portayed like they are in the show. esspecially sokka.
    i’m not getting my hopes up for this movie, but i am praying that it’s actually going to be a good one.

  9. “The story of Aang, a young boy with the power to bend the elements who is called upon to bring order to his war-torn world, Avatar is the brainchild of seasoned animators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. When asked how he would describe the show to someone who’s never seen it before, Konietzko called it 'an epic, Asian, martial-arts fantasy/action/adventure/comedy/drama series about the four elements. It isn’t easy to fit it all into one sentence!'”

    Clark, Christian. “It’s Elementary — Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Animation World Network. 17 Oct. 2007. Web.

  10. “The story of Aang, a young boy with the power to bend the elements who is called upon to bring order to his war-torn world, Avatar is the brainchild of seasoned animators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. When asked how he would describe the show to someone who’s never seen it before, Konietzko called it 'an epic, Asian, martial-arts fantasy/action/adventure/comedy/drama series about the four elements. It isn’t easy to fit it all into one sentence!'”

    Clark, Christian. “It’s Elementary — Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Animation World Network. 17 Oct. 2007. Web.

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