One of my most anticipated films of 2010 is what I’m hoping will be the career-path-correcting project by M. Night Shyamalan is The Last Airbender. Shyamalan’s had a rocky track record in recent years with his latest original films not doing well amongst fans, critics or the box office but he looks to rectify that with his first go at adapting an established property.

We’ve not seen much on the film recently but we were initially hopeful of the full trailer debut for Christmas. That was of course delayed due to ILM shots needing completion so we’re tentatively set to see the trailer release in February.

The latest issue of Empire Magazine features some cool new photos from the set of The Last Airbender and /Film put up some scans that a reader sent in from the mag.

For fans of the the critically acclaimed Nickelodeon television series, titled Avatar: The Last Airbender (re-named to avoid confusion with James Cameron’s movie), check out the latest issue of Empire with Matt Damon’s Green Zone as the cover story. In it are these high quality photos:

I highly recommend you check out the Emmy award winning animated series that ran from early 2005 up until summer, 2008. The story was organized into 3 books (seasons) with each episode called a chapter. There are 20 chapters in each book with one extra in the final book making for a 61-episode run to tell the story and end it properly and I’m excited to see it adapted to the big screen.

Shyamalan promises a faithful-to-the-series adaptation and everything we’ve seen so far points that that being true, especially the awesome looking teaser trailer for The Last Airbender.

What do you think about these two new photos? For a third image of M. Night on set, head over to /Film.

The Last Airbender glides into theaters July 2, 2010.

Source: Empire (thanks to LastAirbenderFans.com)