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Old 01-27-09, 11:21 AM
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The Last Airbender (Shyamalan, 2010) — The other Avatar movie



See yourself on the big screen -- just go to the open casting call for a new M. Night Shyamalan movie this Saturday, Jan. 24.

“The Last Airbender,” a soon-to-be film adaptation of the Emmy-winning animated television series, “Avatar: the Last Airbender,” will be directed and produced by Shyamalan.

The auditions take place at the Wachovia Center, 3601 South Broad Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Filming will happen in the Philadelphia area.
“Airbender” will star actor/singer Jesse McCartney and Jackson Rathbone of “Twilight.” The movie will debut July 2, 2010.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...ig-Screen.html

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Yeah, I will probably not be seeing this.
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Yeah, starting with Shyamalan as director, this really killed my casual interest in seeing this adapted.

I don't hate him even though I only like one of his movies (Unbreakable). It's just that the man has no visual flare. He's like Kevin Smith (although I love his movies) in terms of bland photography and direction. Not whom I'd choose to helm an epic fantasy/adventure feature with an Eastern flavor.

But casting Jesse McCartney and Jackson Rathbone (I don't care who they're to portray) in this is just adding insult to injury.

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Re: The Last Airbender (Shyamalan, 2010) — The other Avatar movie

It's a good thing the animated series exists already. Now that it's finally complete, I need to give it a full watch. I hear good things about it overall.
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It's a very good show. It's wholesome family entertainment but the writers did their best to mostly avoid talking down to the audience. And the main arc is well paced and developed throughout the course of the series while still maintaining an episodic format. So it's a show that grownups can appreciate too.
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Re: The Last Airbender (Shyamalan, 2010) — The other Avatar movie

It's a great show, and the story is (mostly) complete. I'm starting to understand why people hate remakes so much, esp going animated to live action. There's so much about this world that I don't want to see them even try to duplicate in live-action.
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http://liveactionanime.org/2009/04/2...nder-set-pics/

and

Production Updates:

Rehearsals were held at the production office for the live-action film adaptation in Philly.

Filming began mid-March 2009 in Ilulissat, Greenland.

The production returned to Philadelpia in April, where filming is taking place on large sound-stages throughout the city.

One of the sound-stages used for filming is the 180,000-sq-ft former Budd Co. warehouse in East Falls.

An exterior location at the Pagoda in Reading, PA was filmed on April 2nd and April 9th.

On April 7th, filming took place at the Philadelphia Electric Company building. Producer Frank Marshall revealed that the inside of the building is being used as a set, and that they are incorporating all the old machinery of the power plant for filming.

A press release with photos of the cast of The Last Airbender will be released June 2009.
http://www.lastairbenderfans.com/film1

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Re: The Last Airbender (Shyamalan, 2010) — The other Avatar movie

Forgot to add

Cast:
Noah Ringer as Aang
Jackson Rathbone as Sokka
Nicola Peltz as Katara
Dev Patel as Zuko
Jessica Jade Andres as Suki
Aasif Mandvi as Admiral Zhao
Shaun Toub as Uncle Iroh
Cliff Curtis as Fire Lord Ozai
Katharine Houghton as Kanna (aka Gran Gran)

Additional Crew:
Second Unit Director: John Rusk
Production Design: Philip Messina
Costume Design: Judianna Makovsky
Art Direction: Richard L. Johnson
Set Direction: Larry Dias
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Re: The Last Airbender (Shyamalan, 2010) — The other Avatar movie

My wife watches this cartoon and I have to say wow, that actually looked pretty good.
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Yeah, hope he does a decent job with this, my parents love the show.
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Re: The Last Airbender (Shyamalan, 2010) — The other Avatar movie

Interesting. I've never seen the show...but this teaser has my interest peaked.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
Yeah, starting with Shyamalan as director, this really killed my casual interest in seeing this adapted.

I don't hate him even though I only like one of his movies (Unbreakable). It's just that the man has no visual flare. He's like Kevin Smith (although I love his movies) in terms of bland photography and direction. Not whom I'd choose to helm an epic fantasy/adventure feature with an Eastern flavor.

But casting Jesse McCartney and Jackson Rathbone (I don't care who they're to portray) in this is just adding insult to injury.
To note, Jesse was replaced by Dev Patel of Slumdog fame:

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Re: The Last Airbender (Shyamalan, 2010) — The other Avatar movie

Damn, Shimilamalan, is one of my least favorite director's ever, so I pretty much just assumed this would be utter crap like everything he does (except Unbreakable). Especially b/c Airbender is flat-out the best cartoon since The Batman Animated Series, but I have to admit, that is a great teaser that works, totally has me psyched for this film now. Also, really like the casting of Dev Patel.
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Re: The Last Airbender (Shyamalan, 2010) — The other Avatar movie

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
Yeah, starting with Shyamalan as director, this really killed my casual interest in seeing this adapted.
Yep.

I've never had my interested be raised and destroyed while reading a single thread title before.

EDIT:

Alright, I saw that before I knew there was a teaser trailer. Even I will admit that looks pretty cool, but we'll see. There's no way I'll go see another M. Night movie without first seeing tons of reviews.

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To note, Jesse was replaced by Dev Patel of Slumdog fame:

Yeah, that post was ancient. I'm well aware of the casting upgrade. I just wish they'd kept Zuko's head shaved. But I can live with the change as long as the movie doesn't suck.
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That looks to be by and far the polar opposite of the crapfest I was expecting. Here's hoping the finished feature lives up to the promise of that teaser.
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Re: The Last Airbender (Shyamalan, 2010) — The other Avatar movie

OK, this doesn't look terrible.
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Do you get 1000 achievement points for watching this?
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Do you get 1000 achievement points for watching this?
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Do you get 1000 achievement points for watching this?
only if you stand in a corner and repeat the same move several times.
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Re: The Last Airbender (Shyamalan, 2010) — The other Avatar movie

And you have to leave after the opening credits. No point sticking around to the end after that.
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And you have to leave after the opening credits. No point sticking around to the end after that.
So typical M. Night, figures.

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Re: The Last Airbender (Shyamalan, 2010) — The other Avatar movie

after his last movie he can only go up, right?
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Did he write it? Because Shyamalan as a director isn't bad, it's Shyamalan as a writer who sucks horribly.
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looks like he did the screenplay

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