"Avatar the Last Airbender" Live-Action Movie in 2010; Shyamalan Interviewed
Variety is reporting a July 2, 2010 release date for the first movie in a planned live-action feature film trilogy based on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. The movies will be directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and will drop “Avatar” and merely go by “The Last Airbender” to avoid confusion with the James Cameron movie project Avatar, which is scheduled for release on December 18, 2009.
Empire Magazine has also posted a brief interview with director M. Night Shyamalan about his plans for the Avatar franchise and his need to balance the philosophical elements of the plot with the special effects required to depict bending the elements.
(via Toon Zone member tb4000 and AvatarSpirit.net)