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The Last Airbender

Theatrical Poster
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Produced by Frank Marshall
Kathleen Kennedy
Sam Mercer
Scott Aversano
Written by M. Night Shyamalan
(Screenplay)
Michael Dante DiMartino
Bryan Konietzko
(Original Story)
Starring Noah Ringer
Nicola Peltz
Jackson Rathbone
Dev Patel
Shaun Toub
Aasif Mandvi
Cliff Curtis
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Andrew Lesnie
Editing by Conrad Buff
Studio Nickelodeon Movies
Kennedy/Marshall
Blinding Edge Pictures
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) July 2, 2010 (2010-07-02)
Country United States
Language English
.The Last Airbender is an upcoming 2010[1] Action, adventure-fantasy film based on the first season of the highly successful Emmy-winning animated television series, Avatar: The Last Airbender.^ Avatar: the last airbender - Anime or not?
  • The Avatar Last Airbender Quiz - Anime Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.animeonline.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Anime Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.animeonline.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Avatar: The Last Airbender becoming live action martial art film .
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender becoming live action martial art film 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.bigbearacademy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M. Night Shyamalan directs this live-action adaptation of the animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender.""
  • http://getglue.com/movies/last_airbender/m_shyamalan 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is a live-action film adaptation of the animated television series produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies.^ Paramount Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies announce the signing of M. Night Shyamalan to write, direct, and produce a trilogy of live- action films based on the series.
  • racebending.com - Press Release 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC racebending.com [Source type: General]

^ Will it be animated or live action?
  • M Night Shyamalan helming movie adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender - Coventry Telegraph - The Geek Files 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC blogs.coventrytelegraph.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Last Airbender " is a live-action film version of Nickelodeon's animated series of the same name.
  • Noah Ringer - News 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

[2] .It is planned to be the first film in the The Last Airbender trilogy.^ Producer talks The Last Airbender trilogy .
  • Filmstalker: Producer talks The Last Airbender trilogy 19 September 2009 16:29 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Avatar the last airbender film trailer?
  • WikiAnswers - Will there be more Avatar THe Last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ The Last Airbender: Six-year trilogy plan is unveiled .
  • The Last Airbender: Six-year trilogy plan is unveiled - Coventry Telegraph - The Geek Files 19 September 2009 16:29 UTC blogs.coventrytelegraph.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The series, influenced by Asian art, mythology and various martial arts fighting styles, was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, and was adapted by M. Night Shyamalan, who will also direct and produce the film along with Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Sam Mercer and Scott Aversano.^ Has anyone heard any comments from the creators, Michael Dante DiMartino or Bryan Konietzko about the casting?
  • The Whitewashing of Avatar: The Last Airbender | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The film will be an adaptation of the much-loved Nickelodeon cartoon co-created and produced by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.
  • Avatar The Last Airbender Set Pics Hit The Web | Shockya.com 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.shockya.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Apparently) based on an animated Nickelodeon TV series, it’s directed and produced by M. Night Shyamalan.
  • Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender teaser trailer » BSCreview 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.bscreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Filming began in mid-March 2009; the movie is scheduled to be released on July 2, 2010.[3][4]
.The film stars Noah Ringer as Aang, a reluctant hero who prefers adventure over his job as the Avatar.^ Suchergebnisse für 'noah ringer avatar' .
  • Suchergebnisse für 'noah ringer avatar' | FAV!T - Social Bookmarking 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.favit.de [Source type: General]

^ Aang is a reluctant hero, who would prefer adventure over his job as the Avatar and making friends over fighting the Fire Nation.
  • Crunchyroll - Avatar The Last Airbender - Overview, Reviews, Cast, and List of Episodes 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.crunchyroll.com [Source type: General]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • Crunchyroll - Avatar The Last Airbender - Overview, Reviews, Cast, and List of Episodes 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.crunchyroll.com [Source type: General]

^ The film’s hero, the reluctant young Aang ( Noah Ringer ), is the 'Last Airbender' — the Avatar who, according to prophecy, has the ability to manipulate all...
  • Noah Ringer - news 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.wikio.com [Source type: General]
  • Noah Ringer - news 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.wikio.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Aang, and his friends Katara and Sokka journey to the North Pole to find a Waterbending master to teach Aang and Katara the secrets of the craft.^ The Waterbending Master Aang and Katara look for a Waterbending Master; Sokka falls for a princess.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender TV Show Seasons and Episode Guide | Fancast 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.fancast.com [Source type: General]

^ With Katara and Sokka, Aang decides to head first to the North Pole to find a Waterbending master.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - TV Show - Watch Online, Latest Season & Episodes - SideReel 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Crunchyroll - Avatar The Last Airbender - Overview, Reviews, Cast, and List of Episodes 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.crunchyroll.com [Source type: General]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • Crunchyroll - Avatar The Last Airbender - Overview, Reviews, Cast, and List of Episodes 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.crunchyroll.com [Source type: General]

^ I traveled there with my friends Katara and Sokka to find an Earthbending...
  • The Last Airbender Movie Novelization - Book Summary & Video 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC books.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

.At the same time, Fire Lord Ozai, the current Fire Lord of the Fire Nation, is waging a seemingly endless war against the Earth Kingdom, the Water Tribes, and the already vanquished Air Nomads.^ The Avatar Cycle parallels the seasons: autumn for the Air Nomads, winter for the Water Tribe, spring for the Earth Kingdom and summer for the Fire Nation.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The Earth Kingdom remains and fights a hopeless war against the Fire Nation.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender on TV.com 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender Review 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.gamingtrend.com [Source type: General]
  • Avatar The Last Air Bender (Eng Dubbed) - Anime Anirban 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC shouriemedia.wetpaint.com [Source type: General]

^ The Earth Kingdom is a powerful nation, not to be underestimated.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender TV Show - Avatar: The Last Airbender Series :: Avatar: The Last Airbender TV :: Avatar: The Last Airbender (Nickelodeon) :: Summary/Synopsis 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.tvrage.com [Source type: General]
  • SurfTheChannel - Avatar: The Last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.surfthechannel.com [Source type: Original source]

.The film also stars Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, and Dev Patel.^ M. Night Shyamalan, 2010 starring Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel, Cliff Curtis .
  • http://getglue.com/movies/last_airbender/m_shyamalan 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Movie : The Last Airbender Release Date : July 2, 2010 Studio : Paramount Pictures Director : M. Night Shyamalan Screenwriter : M. Night Shyamalan Starring : Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel, Jessica Jade Andres, Aasif Mandvi, Shaun Toub, Cliff Curtis, Keong Sim Genre : Action, Adventure, Fantasy .
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Last Airbender’ Movie Trailer | OnTheFlix 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC ontheflix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dev Patel , “ Slumdog Millionaire ” star, who replaced Jesse McCartney, stars as the evil prince Zuko.
  • The Last Airbender Movie Photos - FilmoFilia 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.filmofilia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Last Airbender Movie Photos - FilmoFilia 19 September 2009 16:29 UTC filmofilia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Noah Ringer - FilmoFilia 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.filmofilia.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Premise

.In a world where the elements, Water, Earth, Fire, and Air can be controlled by people known as "benders", the Fire Nation is waging a ruthless war to control the other great nations.^ The film’s set in a world where civilisation has been divided into four elemental nations: Water, Earth, Air and Fire.

^ "In a world where the four elements can be controlled by people known as "Benders", the Fire Nation is waging a ruthless, oppressive war to control the other great nations.
  • The Last Airbender on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: General]
  • The Last Airbender on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: General]

^ It's just the overall milieu of the world that comprises the four 'Nations' of Earth, Water, Fire and Air.
  • Two Character Banners from M. Night Shyamalan’s THE LAST AIRBENDER - Collider.com 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The only hope for stopping the war rests on the shoulders of a young boy named Aang (Noah Ringer).^ Throughout a century a terrible war is waged until a small boy named Aang (Noah Ringer) ignites the hope of peace.
  • Sneaking The Last Airbender | AWN | Animation World Network 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.awn.com [Source type: General]

^ The only hope for stopping the brutal war rests on the shoulders of a reluctant young boy named Aang (Noah Ringer).
  • Noah Ringer - Zimbio 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.zimbio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Noah Ringer aka Aang .
  • LastAirbenderFilm.com | Live Action Avatar the Last Airbender Movie News, and Media Fan Blog 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC lastairbenderfilm.com [Source type: General]
  • Noah Ringer « LastAirbenderFilm.com | Live Action Avatar the Last Airbender Movie News, and Media Fan Blog 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC lastairbenderfilm.com [Source type: General]

.The last known Airbender and survivor of the peaceful Air Nomads, Aang is the Avatar.^ Avatar: the last airbender - Anime or not?
  • The Avatar Last Airbender Quiz - Anime Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.animeonline.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Anime Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.animeonline.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is avatar last airbender gonna continu?
  • WikiAnswers - Will there be more Avatar THe Last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ Avatar the Last Airbender Gathering 08 .
  • Avatar the Last Airbender Gathering 08 - Cosplay.com 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.cosplay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Avatar is the physical embodiment of the world, with the ability to control all four elements and draw upon the combined power, knowledge, and experience of the Avatar's previous incarnations.^ Only the Avatar, the master of all four elements, could stop them.
  • TV Forum: Avatar: The Last Airbender - Topics 19 September 2009 16:29 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

^ The "Avatar" is the physical re-incarnation of the world itself, with the power to manipulate all four elements.
  • Teaser Trailer For M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender « Truth on Cinema 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC truthoncinema.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Only the Avatar mastered all four elements.
  • IGN: Avatar: The Last Airbender: Season 1 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC tv.ign.com [Source type: General]
  • Avatar Last Airbender - Last Airbender - Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3, Characters, Spoilers 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.poptower.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Avatar's duty is to maintain peace between the four nations and the spirit realm, ensuring that the world remains in balance, despite the Fire Nation's war.^ For centuries, the four nations lived in peace.
  • DS Games > Avatar: The Last Airbender Review 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com [Source type: General]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (PSP) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender Review for Game Boy Advance - GameSpot 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (PSP) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ In the days when the Fire Nation attacked and the war began, the Avatar disappeared.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - TV Show Review for Parents of the Nickelodeon TV Series Avatar: The Last Airbender 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC kidstvmovies.about.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And how will the world deal with the suddenly peaceful Fire nation?
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender | Zune.net - Video 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC social.zune.net [Source type: General]

.Aided by a protective teenage Waterbender named Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her warrior brother Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), Aang begins a perilous journey to restore balance to their war-torn world.^ Teaming up with Waterbender named Katara and her brother Sokka, Aang proceeds on a perilous » .
  • Noah Ringer - News 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The Waterbending Master Aang and Katara look for a Waterbending Master; Sokka falls for a princess.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender TV Show Seasons and Episode Guide | Fancast 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.fancast.com [Source type: General]

^ Teaming up with Waterbender named Katara and her brother Sokka, Aang proceeds on a perilous journey to...
  • The First Movie Poster For The Last Airbender Featuring Jackson Rathbone 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Standing in their way is the ambitious Fire Nation Admiral, Zhao, (Aasif Mandvi) and Prince Zuko (Dev Patel), the banished prince of the Fire Nation who seeks to capture Aang to regain his honor.^ Zhao will be played by actor Aasif Mandvi .
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ While they are trying to find teachers, a very angry, exiled fire nation prince named Zuko, is trying to capture Aang to regain his honor.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender on TV.com 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The vicious Prince Zuko, the banished Prince of the Fire Nation, is on the trail of the Avatar, seeking to regain his lost honor by capturing him.
  • Official Last Airbender Movie Posters | FILMSHAFT.COM 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.filmshaft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Cast

.
  • Noah Ringer as Aang,[5] a 12-year-old, though technically is a 112-year-old, "Avatar" whose duty it is to protect the world.^ Avatar: the last airbender - Anime or not?
    • The Avatar Last Airbender Quiz - Anime Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.animeonline.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Avatar, the Last Airbender has 1866 friends.
    • MySpace - Avatar, the Last Airbender - 102 - Male - san diego, California - myspace.com/airbendingearthsaving 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Is avatar last airbender gonna continu?
    • WikiAnswers - Will there be more Avatar THe Last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    .He is capable of bending all four elements, though at the beginning of the film he has only learned to airbend.^ Only the Avatar, the master of all four elements, could stop them.
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender on TV.com 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • TV Forum: Avatar: The Last Airbender - Topics 19 September 2009 16:29 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Only the Avatar mastered all four elements.
    • IGN: Avatar: The Last Airbender: Season 1 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC tv.ign.com [Source type: General]
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them.
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Television Tropes & Idioms 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]
    • deep darc » Avatar: The Last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.deepdarc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He is fun-loving and carefree and gets distracted with fun which affects his responsibilities.
  • Nicola Peltz as Katara,[5] a 14-year-old and the last remaining waterbender from the Southern Water Tribe.^ Katara is mature, loving, and responsible.
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Season 3 IT'S OVER! Good night sweet prince 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC platformers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Also Nicola Peltz seems perfect for Katara.
    • ‘Slumdog’ Star Dev Patel Joins Jackson Rathbone For ‘The Last Airbender’ » MTV Movies Blog 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Katara The 14-year-old, sole remaining Waterbender of the Southern Water Tribe who, along with her brother Sokka, discovers Aang.
    • Avatar : The Last Airbender Characters - characters from Avatar The Last Airbender - Avatar The Last Airbender friends - Avatar The Last Airbender - Cartoon Watcher - Avatar The Last Airbender wallpapers - Avatar The Last Airbender coloring pages - Avatar The Last Airbender free downloads - download Avatar The Last Airbender online games Avatar The Last Airbender screensavers site 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.cartoonwatcher.com [Source type: General]

    .She is Aang's good friend and love interest.
  • Jackson Rathbone as Sokka,[5] a 15-year-old warrior from the Southern Water Tribe and Katara's older brother.^ Jackson Rathbone ( Twilight ) will play Aang’s friend Sokka, a warrior of the South Pole’s Southern Water Tribe, a race of people who can control and manipulate water.
    • The Cast of 'The Last Airbender' Selected - ComicMix news 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comicmix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Aang air bends, Sokka has weapon moves and Katara water bends.
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender Review 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.gamingtrend.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Northern Water Tribe Warrior (uncredited) .
    • The Last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.zamm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He can be condescending, but is still considered the leader at times.
  • Dev Patel as Prince Zuko,[6] a 16-year-old prince who travels with his uncle and tries to capture the Avatar in order to regain his honor and position as heir to the Fire Nation throne.
  • Shaun Toub as Uncle Iroh,[7] an older man who is extremely easy-going and friendly and often acts as a surrogate father to his nephew, Zuko.
  • Aasif Mandvi as Admiral Zhao,[7] a hot-tempered Fire Nation Commander in pursuit of the Avatar.^ Zuko refers to Iroh as his uncle several times.
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then it gets worst: Zuko's uncle, Iroh, is being portrayed by Shaun Toub...an Iranian.
    • Two Character Banners from M. Night Shyamalan’s THE LAST AIRBENDER - Collider.com 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Whats Prince Zuko's father's name?
    • The Avatar Last Airbender Quiz - Anime Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.animeonline.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He is Zuko's principal rival.
  • Seychelle Gabriel as Princess Yue,[7] a princess and the daughter of the Chief of the Northern Water Tribe.^ Northern Water Tribe Warrior (uncredited) .
    • The Last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.zamm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Meanwhile, Sokka spends time with Yue, Princess of the Northern Water Tribe.
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Watch Episodes Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Northern Water Tribe Soldier (uncredited) .
    • The Last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.zamm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .She is also Sokka's love interest.
  • Jessica Andres as Suki,[5] a leader of the young female warriors of Kyoshi Island, the Kyoshi Warriors.
  • Cliff Curtis as Fire Lord Ozai,[7] the leader of the Fire Nation.^ Especially like Cliff Curtis as Ozai.
    • Shyamalan’s ‘The Last Airbender’ Gets New Cast Members - Screen Rant 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ozai : Fire Lord Ozai is no more.
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Fire Lord Ozai - The ruler of the fire nation!
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender Cartoon Show Facts | TV | Martial Arts | Aang | Hero | Earth | Air | Fire | Water 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.kidzworld.com [Source type: General]

    He is the primary antagonist in the series.
  • Katherine Houghton as Kanna, the grandmother of Katara and Sokka.

Production

Development

.On January 8, 2007, Paramount Pictures' MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies announced that they had signed M. Night Shyamalan to write, direct and produce a trilogy of live-action films based on the series; the first of these films will encompass the main characters' adventures in Book One.^ Paramount Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies announce the signing of M. Night Shyamalan to write, direct, and produce a trilogy of live- action films based on the series.
  • racebending.com - Press Release 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC racebending.com [Source type: General]

^ M. Night Shyamalan directs this live-action adaptation of the animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender.""
  • http://getglue.com/movies/last_airbender/m_shyamalan 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Last Airbender is based on the Nickelodeon cartoon, but the film will be all live-action.
  • The First Movie Poster For The Last Airbender Featuring Jackson Rathbone 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The film was in a dispute with James Cameron's film Avatar regarding title ownership,[8] which resulted in the film being titled The Last Airbender.^ Avatar: the last airbender - Anime or not?
  • The Avatar Last Airbender Quiz - Anime Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.animeonline.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Anime Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.animeonline.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Avatar, the Last Airbender has 1866 friends.
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^ ATLA (avatar the last airbender) mmorpgs.
  • GameSpot Forums - PC & Mac Games - Avatar: The last Airbender MMORPG 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4]
.According to an interview with the co-creators in SFX Magazine, Shyamalan came across Avatar when his daughter wanted to be Katara for Halloween.^ According to an interview with SFX Magazine, Shyamalan came across the Avatar animated series when his daughter wanted to be Katara for Halloween.
  • racebending.com - Press Release 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC racebending.com [Source type: General]

^ According to an interview with the co-creators in SFX Magazine , Shyamalan came across Avatar when his daughter wanted to be Katara for Halloween.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ From BlogCritics Magazine : “ Avatar is an Asian influenced animated series co-created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.
  • Giveaway: Avatar The Last Airbender Complete Book 3 Collection : An Island Life 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC islandlife808.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Intrigued, Shyamalan researched and watched the series with his family.^ Intrigued, Shyamalan researched and watched the series with his family.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ This is definately a cartoon series worth watching, for kids and families.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender [Animated TV Series] DVD Rental, Rent Avatar: The Last Airbender [Animated TV Series] Movie Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ WOW thee people who did this interview really did research,(small spoiler if u dnt watch avatar) he technically doesnt even die in the series .
  • Last Airbender villain looks beyond the first film | SCI FI Wire 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: General]

."Watching Avatar has become a family event in my house ...^ "Watching Avatar has become a family event in my house ...
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Avatar is a family favorite at our house.
  • Kulturblog » Avatar: The Last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.kulturblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the spectacular 4-part Book 3 finale, Aang must fulfill his destiny and become a fully-realized Avatar, or watch the world go up in smoke.
  • Walmart.com: Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Complete Book 3 Fire Collection (5 Discs) (Full Frame): TV Shows 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.walmart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

so we are looking forward to how the story develops in season three," said Shyamalan. "Once I saw the amazing world that Mike and Bryan created, I knew it would make a great feature film."[9] He added he was attracted to the spiritual and martial arts influences on the show.[10]
.Avatar co-creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko voiced their opinion within an interview regarding M. Night Shyamalan writing, directing and producing the film.^ Avatar co-creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko came forward to voice their opinion within an interview regarding M. Night Shyamalan writing, directing and producing the film.
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ It’s being directed by gifted M Night Shyamalan.
  • Download Avatar the Last Airbender | Watch All Seasons, Episodes of Avatar the Last Airbender and much more – Download-tvshows.com 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC avatar-the-last-airbender.download-tvshows.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M. Night Shyamalan will write in a shocking ending!!!
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Brace Yourselves!! Shyamalan Is Now Casting THE LAST AIRBENDER!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The two displayed much enthusiasm over Shyamalan's decision for the adaptation, stating that they admire his work and, in turn, he respects their material.^ The two displayed much enthusiasm over Shyamalan's decision for the adaptation, stating that they admire his work and, in turn, he respects their material.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The latest they have stated about the movie was that it was not their decision to make a movie.
  • New The Last Airbender Movie Set Photo | Shockya.com 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.shockya.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don’t understand how they were able to make one of the most respected american cartoons of the last couple of years and then piss all over it with this live action adaptation.
  • The Whitewashing of Avatar: The Last Airbender | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[11] .Producer Frank Marshall explained that they have high hopes to stick to a PG rating.^ Producer Frank Marshall explained that they have high hopes to stick to a PG rating.
  • Secrets And Glimpses Of The Last Airbender Filming - M. Night Shyamalan - io9 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC io9.com [Source type: General]

^ Whether M.Night is a sell out or not, I am positive that the producers, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are responsible for this whitewashed casting decision.
  • Movie Make-out » The Last Airbender gets cast of unknowns 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.moviemake-out.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shyamalan, Sam Mercer and Frank Marshall are producing with principal photography to begin mid-March 2009.
  • The Last Airbender Girard College Set Location Photos 19 September 2009 16:29 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: General]
  • moviefans.de !!! The Last Airbender / Avatar: Der Herr der Elemente... 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.moviefans.de [Source type: General]

."I'm not even sure we want to get in the PG-13 realm.^ "I'm not even sure we want to get in the PG-13 realm," he explained.
  • Secrets And Glimpses Of The Last Airbender Filming - M. Night Shyamalan - io9 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC io9.com [Source type: General]

.Furthermore, Shyamalan said, "I took away a little bit of the slapsticky stuff that was there for the little little kids, the fart jokes and things like that...We grounded Katara's brother...and that really did wonderful things for the whole theme of the movie."^ Is there really such a thing??
  • glockgal: AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER 19 September 2009 16:29 UTC glockgal.livejournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is really some fascinating stuff in there.
  • Last Airbender villain looks beyond the first film | SCI FI Wire 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: General]

^ We grounded him, and that really did wonderful things for the whole theme of the movie."
  • Secrets And Glimpses Of The Last Airbender Filming - M. Night Shyamalan - io9 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC io9.com [Source type: General]

[12]
.Shyamalan also said he will write the second film while preparing to shoot the first.^ Shyamalan is writing, directing and producing the film.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender Casting Controversy Continues | AWN | Animation World Network 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.awn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M. Night Shyamalan said he will write the second film while preparing to shoot the first.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Paramount Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies announce the signing of M. Night Shyamalan to write, direct, and produce a trilogy of live- action films based on the series.
  • racebending.com - Press Release 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC racebending.com [Source type: General]

[13]

Casting

It was great. .They flew us all out to Philly.^ After all, where would this movie be with out us?
  • Update on the Uglies Movie « westerblog 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC scottwesterfeld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "They're leaking out to all over.

^ The Frankfurt Motor Show is fast approaching, but rather than hit the brakes as they would for an approaching corner, Ferrari is pulling out all the stops.
  • 458 Italia — Autoblog 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.autoblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I got to meet the other castmembers that they hired on.^ In the words of Mr. Saleem, who attended many such meetings, they gather "to hear each other praise each other for all the innovations they are making."

^ So at the end of auditions, the casting director sits down and talks with the producers and other directors — and at the end of the debate, they decide to hire Kakortok instead.
  • » Airbending Racism in The Last Airbender A Chatterbox 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC chatter.plotstorm.com [Source type: Original source]

I got to read with them, even. It was a blast. .It was a great chance to get a free trip to Philly and get a chance to meet M. Night.^ I wanna give M. Night a chance because all recent criticism aside, he is a great storyteller and he frequently gets the best out of child actors.
  • The Whitewashing of Avatar: The Last Airbender | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He's an incredibly nice guy, and I think we hit it off pretty well, and now I get to play Sokka
Jackson Rathbone, Sokka in The Last Airbender
.Shyamalan originally offered the roles of Aang to Noah Ringer; Sokka to Jackson Rathbone; Katara to Nicola Peltz; and Zuko to Jesse McCartney.^ Aang - Noah Ringer (no photo found ...yet) Sokka - Jackson Rathbone Katara - Nicola Peltz Zuko - Jesse McCartney LOLWUT. Well, if they pull it off and the series' characters shine through, that's great.
  • deviantART: Isaia's Journal: Avatar Live Action Cast update!!!1one 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC isaia.deviantart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also Nicola Peltz seems perfect for Katara.
  • ‘Slumdog’ Star Dev Patel Joins Jackson Rathbone For ‘The Last Airbender’ » MTV Movies Blog 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The casting controversy came out after reports surfaced that karate-trained Texan Noah Ringer , " Twilight " actor Jackson Rathbone, " Deck the Halls " actress Nicola Peltz and singer Jesse McCartney have been offered the roles of Aang, Sokka, Katara and Zuko respectively.
  • Jesse McCartney Answers 'The Last Airbender' Casting Criticism 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14] In an interview with People Magazine, Shyamalan claimed that he did not want to make The Last Airbender without Nicola Peltz, the actress who plays Katara, "I said that only once before in my career, and that was when I met Haley in the Sixth Sense auditions."[15]
.The casting of white actors in the Asian-influenced Avatar universe triggered negative fan reaction marked by accusations of racism, a letter-writing campaign, and a protest outside of a Philadelphia casting call for movie extras.^ The Avatar cultures aren't Asian "influenced."
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Avatar universe is Asian influenced, but the show is an American cartoon and the characters themselves are white!
  • Shyamalan’s ‘The Last Airbender’ Gets New Cast Members - Screen Rant 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The casting of white actors triggered negative fan reaction marked by accusations of racism, a letter-writing campaign, and a protest outside of a Philadelphia casting call for movie extras.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[16][17][18][19] .Rathbone dismissed the complaints in an interview with MTV, saying, "I think it's one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan.^ Everyone needs to do those little things."
  • Wildcats Sutton, Smith share film room secrets against Michigan State - College Football - ESPN 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC sports.espn.go.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson Rathbone dismissed the complaints, saying "I think it's one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan.
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Speaking to MTV, he added on what he will need to do for Sokka's transformation, "I think it's one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan.
  • Jesse McCartney Answers 'The Last Airbender' Casting Criticism 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It's one of those things where, hopefully, the audience will suspend disbelief a little bit."^ Everyone needs to do those little things."
  • Wildcats Sutton, Smith share film room secrets against Michigan State - College Football - ESPN 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC sports.espn.go.com [Source type: General]

^ Or are the audience supposed to suspend disbelief as well?
  • Meet Avatar Aang and Prince Zuko! « LastAirbenderFilm.com | Live Action Avatar the Last Airbender Movie News, and Media Fan Blog 19 September 2009 16:29 UTC lastairbenderfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rathbone was quoted as saying before that, “It’s one of those things where, hopefully, the audience will suspend disbelief a little bit.” .

[20] .Movie critic Roger Ebert was one of the critical voices against the casting.^ People Against Racebending: Protest of the Cast of The Last Airbender Movie http://www.facebook.com/board.php?uid=548664616...
  • 8Asians.com » White-Washing Avatar: The Last Airbender? 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.8asians.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One where once again I personally was infact against it, but again not because of the race of the actors but because they already have a voice, and should stay animated!
  • The Whitewashing of Avatar: The Last Airbender | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It would make a lot more sense that way, and I can just hear Roger Ebert and other influential critics (rightly) pointing it out when the film is released.
  • Blog@Newsarama » Blog Archive » The Last Airbender film pics released 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC blog.newsarama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When asked about casting a white cast to portray the characters, he said, "The original series Avatar: The Last Airbender was highly regarded and popular for three seasons on Nickelodeon.^ Avatar: the last airbender - Anime or not?
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Anime Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.animeonline.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Avatar, the Last Airbender has 1866 friends.
  • MySpace - Avatar, the Last Airbender - 102 - Male - san diego, California - myspace.com/airbendingearthsaving 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Zutara is a pairing in Avatar: The Last Airbender, and it is an increasingly popular 'ship.'
  • News: Zutara - Avatar, the last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC news.deviantart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Its fans take it for granted that its heroes are Asian.^ Its fans take it for granted that its heroes are Asian.
  • New Image and Set Photo from M. Night Shyamalan’s THE LAST AIRBENDER 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The investors in this movie do not want to take a risk and have the hero asian because the majority of the audience can not identify themselves with an asian hero.
  • Movie Make-out » The Last Airbender gets cast of unknowns 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.moviemake-out.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Why would Paramount and Shyamalan go out of their way to offend these fans?^ Then why would Shyamalan and Paramount decide to go forward with such a white cast?
  • 8Asians.com » White-Washing Avatar: The Last Airbender? 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.8asians.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why would Paramount and Shyamalan go out of their way to offend these fans?
  • New Image and Set Photo from M. Night Shyamalan’s THE LAST AIRBENDER 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What the story left out is that Shyamalan and Paramount Pictures have been under fire for their initial all-white casting choices that EW announced in this blog back in December .
  • Dev Patel replaces Jesse McCartney in 'The Last Airbender' | EW.com 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC hollywoodinsider.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are many young Asian actors capable of playing the parts."^ If there were already established young Asian actors, this might have been different.
  • The Whitewashing of Avatar: The Last Airbender | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are Tons of Asian-American and Inuit/Native American actors that could play the part.
  • The Whitewashing of Avatar: The Last Airbender | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are many young Asian actors capable of playing the parts.
  • New Image and Set Photo from M. Night Shyamalan’s THE LAST AIRBENDER 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[21]
.In February 2009, Dev Patel replaced McCartney, whose tour dates conflicted with a boot camp scheduled for the cast to train in martial arts.^ In February 2009, Dev Patel replaced McCartney, whose tour dates conflicted with a boot camp scheduled for the cast to train in martial arts.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ He's replacing pop star Jesse McCartney, whose tour dates left him unable to commit to the film or its boot camp.
  • ‘Slumdog’ Star Dev Patel Joins Jackson Rathbone For ‘The Last Airbender’ » MTV Movies Blog 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, the original Caucasian actor for the film's main antagonist dropped out due to "scheduling" – and was replaced by Dev Patel, a South Asian actor.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender on TV.com 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[22][23] .Katharine Houghton and Seychelle Gabriel are expected to play "Gran Gran", the grandmother of Katara and Sokka, and Princess Yue, another of Sokka's love interests and princess of the Northern Water Tribe, respectively.^ Meanwhile, Sokka spends time with Yue, Princess of the Northern Water Tribe.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Watch Episodes Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Kanna (Gran Gran) will be played by actress Katharine Houghton .
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Katharine Houghton will play Kanna, Seychelle Gabriel will play Princess Yue, and Suki will be played by actress Jessica Jade Andres.
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[24] .Isaac Jin Solstein is playing an earthbending boy.^ "Earthbending Boy" (rumored to be Haru ) will be played by actor Isaac Jin Solstein.
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Isaac Jin Solstein, 10 year old Korean-American actor trained in Tang Soo Do and Soo Bahk Do was announced by Paramount to be playing an "Earthbending Boy."
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ If Isaac is playing Haru, this would possibly mean "Earthbending Father" played by Keong Sim would be Tyro , Haru's father.
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[25] .Aasif Mandvi will play Commander Zhao, Shaun Toub will play Uncle Iroh, Cliff Curtis will play Fire Lord Ozai, and Keong Sim has been cast in the role of an Earthbender.^ Zhao will be played by actor Aasif Mandvi .
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Especially like Cliff Curtis as Ozai.
  • Shyamalan’s ‘The Last Airbender’ Gets New Cast Members - Screen Rant 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The fire lord loves fire," Curtis said.
  • Last Airbender villain looks beyond the first film | SCI FI Wire 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: General]

[26]

Filming

.Pre-production began in late 2008, while filming began in March 2009 in Greenland.^ Production begins in mid-March in Greenland.
  • The Last Airbender (2010) | IONCINEMA.COM 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.ioncinema.com [Source type: General]
  • The Last Airbender (2010) | IONCINEMA.COM 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.ioncinema.com [Source type: General]

^ Filming will begin in March 2009 and take place in Philadelphia and Greenland.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Shyamalan is looking to get production started on the film early in 2009 with a July 2010 release date already set.
  • Airbender gets cast - JoBlo.com 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After two weeks, the cast and crew moved to Reading, Pennsylvania, where production designers and special-effects crews worked for several weeks, preparing the local site for the film.^ Production designers and special-effects crews have been working for several weeks to prepare the local site for the film, which is set in a series of mythical nations - Air, Water, Earth and Fire - and is based on the Nickelodeon animated TV series of the same name.
  • 'Sixth Sense' director shooting new movie in Reading beginning Thursday; Pagoda to get a close-up 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC readingeagle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You'll frequently need to press a button several times before it registers, and it's basically a crapshoot as to whether or not a special move will work.
  • GameFly: Avatar: The Last Airbender for GameCube Review and Ratings by IGN, GameSpot, and GameSpy 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.gamefly.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: oklahoma fan on June 23, 2009 at 12:26:12 9 to 10 months of special effects work to be done?
  • A Sneak Peek at M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender - Superhero Hype! 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[27] .A production team scouting the area found the Pagoda on Mount Penn, which served as an ancient temple in the film.^ I found the Behringer product and called the Best Buy store near and they said that their area stores do not carry this piece of equipment.
  • Amazon.com: Behringer EPA40 Portable Handheld PA System: Musical Instruments 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ A Fire Temple set is being made out of the Reading Pagoda in Philadelphia, on Mount Penn.
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Unless the film is being built around an actor or stunt team, the action should serve the story first and sometimes that means using artifice.
  • Teaser trailer and pics for ‘The Last Airbender’ « Kung Fu Cinema 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.kungfucinema.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[27] Reading, Pennsylvania Mayor Tom McMahon explained that crews made road improvements and buried electrical lines surrounding the structure.[27]
.Filming also took place in Ontelaunee Township and at the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower in Pennsylvania after the production crew finished at the Pagoda.^ A Fire Temple set is being made out of the Reading Pagoda in Philadelphia, on Mount Penn.
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Wow, I didn't know that Avatar took place in Pennsylvania… .
  • M. Night Shyamalan Finally Casts The Last Airbender « FirstShowing.net 19 September 2009 16:29 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On April 7th, filming took place at the Philadelphia Electric Company building.
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.When asked about filming the movie in Reading, Pennsylvania, Pamela Shupp, vice president of Berks Economic Development said, "They needed buildings to shoot all the interiors, and were looking for a group of buildings with high ceilings and specific column spacing.^ US vice-president Gore said.

^ Yo what's with all the positivity about this movie?
  • M. Night Talks Avatar: The Last Airbender Trilogy Details 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.comicbookmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alex : They all look asian…what are you talking about?
  • The Whitewashing of Avatar: The Last Airbender | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.We showed them a number of buildings, but we couldn't come up with enough to meet their requirements.^ Still, great show, I particularly loved Zukoh's arc over the whole series, and I have to [whatever number we're up to now]th the Toph love.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender Review | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a midseason climax, it's a great set-up for the final run of shows to come.
  • Avatar the Last Airbender - Book 3: Fire, Vol. 3 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ It usually ends up not mattering when the story is good enough (as it is in the show).
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender Teaser Trailer - Film Junk 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.filmjunk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

So the interiors will be shot in Philadelphia."[27]
.According to Frank Marshall, principal photography for the film has finished and post-production has started.^ Shyamalan is looking to get production started on the film early in 2009 with a July 2010 release date already set.
  • Airbender gets cast - JoBlo.com 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ May 28, 2009 Frank Marshall, the Twitter happy producer of The Last Airbender posted this tidbit up today.
  • Shooting Locations « LastAirbenderFilm.com | Live Action Avatar the Last Airbender Movie News, and Media Fan Blog 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC lastairbenderfilm.com [Source type: General]

^ S para esclarecer tudo, o Frank Marshall j revelou alguns detalhes do trailer e a que filme ser anexado.

[12]

Music

.In December 2008, James Newton Howard was announced the composer for The Last Airbender.^ Director: M. Night Shyamalan Screenwriter: M. Night Shyamalan Producer: M. Night Shyamalan , Sam Mercer , Frank Marshall Composer: James Newton Howard Studio: Paramount Classics .
  • The Last Airbender Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Last Airbender Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC uk.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Entertainment Weekly has announced the cast for M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action adaptation of The Last Airbender.
  • The Cast of 'The Last Airbender' Selected - ComicMix news 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comicmix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By rss@youtube.com (dragonette420) Author: dragonette420 Keywords: Jackson Rathbone Avatar the last airbender Sokka Added: December 1, 2009 .
  • YouTube, Avatar: The Last Airbender - Boxxet 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[28] This will be the seventh collaboration between Howard and Shyamalan. .Howard most recently received acclaim for his work with Hans Zimmer on The Dark Knight.^ Geek Commentary: The first post- "Dark Knight film for Nolan, this has to be the most mysterious and top-secret project of the year.
  • Screening Room: Notable Films of 2010: Part 2 - 2/06/10 - Flint News and Saginaw News - abc12.com 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC abclocal.go.com [Source type: General]

^ His most recent work is the forthcoming hardboiled crime comic book You Have Killed Me , drawn by the incomparable Jolle Jones.
  • Avatar The Last Airbender - Book 3: Fire, Vol. 4 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]
  • Avatar The Last Airbender - The Complete Book 1 Collection : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

[28] .On May 13, 2009, producer Frank Marshall announced that Howard was recording music for the teaser trailer that was later released that summer.^ Says: May 22, 2009 at 7:13 am .
  • Meet Avatar Aang and Prince Zuko! « LastAirbenderFilm.com | Live Action Avatar the Last Airbender Movie News, and Media Fan Blog 19 September 2009 16:29 UTC lastairbenderfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On Friday, producer Frank Marshall used Twitter to let the world know that the teaser trailer for “The Last Airbender” will debut tonight on “Entertainment Tonight.” In earlier tweets, he also announced that the trailer will be attached to “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” .
  • “The Last Airbender” Teaser Trailer to Debut Tonight, Racebending Discussion Continues – The Blogs at HowStuffWorks 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC blogs.howstuffworks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We’re only thirty four days out from the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and the release of the teaser trailer for The Last Airbender!
  • Noah Ringer « LastAirbenderFilm.com | Live Action Avatar the Last Airbender Movie News, and Media Fan Blog 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC lastairbenderfilm.com [Source type: General]

[29]

Marketing

Promotion

.The teaser trailer for the film was attached to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, released in theaters on June 24, 2009.[30] The teaser trailer was also shown on Entertainment Tonight on June 22, 2009 as an ET network exclusive.^ June 30, 2009 .
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – Book 3 Episode 21 | Watch Anime Now! – Watch Anime Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC watchanimenow.com [Source type: General]

^ Says: May 22, 2009 at 7:30 am .
  • Meet Avatar Aang and Prince Zuko! « LastAirbenderFilm.com | Live Action Avatar the Last Airbender Movie News, and Media Fan Blog 19 September 2009 16:29 UTC lastairbenderfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The teaser trailer is said to be attached to Transformers 2.
  • Last Airbender pics - JoBlo.com 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[31] .The trailer shows Aang airbending in a temple which is being attacked by a multitude of Fire Nation ships.^ He finds himslef on a fire nation ship.
  • Avatar The Last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Fire Nation soldiers climbing to the temple .
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Aang : (looking at Katara) And then the Fire Nation attacked our temple.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.A theatrical trailer was to be released around Christmas 2009, but it was pushed back until February 2010 because not enough visual effects shots were completed.^ We were supposed to be getting a trailer in December, however it got pushed back till February so that ILM could finish some key scenes.
  • 'The Last Airbender' Stills - Movies 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC showhype.com [Source type: General]

^ Shyamalan is looking to get production started on the film early in 2009 with a July 2010 release date already set.
  • Airbender gets cast - JoBlo.com 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This from Worstpreviews: "Not enough ILM shots finished, so LAST AIRBENDER trailer will not debut until Feb," From the looks of it the first official trailer wont be shown till "Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief" Oh well, what can you do.
  • 'The Last Airbender' Trailer Delayed 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comicbookmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[32][33] This trailer was attached to the Percy Jackson film released on February 12, 2010.[34]
.The first TV spot for the film aired during the 2010 Super Bowl on February 7, 2010.[35] It showed parts of the film that were not shown in the teaser trailer and had no diagetic dialogue, but merely narration.^ No Iron Man 2 Super Bowl Spot 1 new posts .
  • First Look at Shyamalan's The Last Airbender - Superhero Hype! 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • A Sneak Peek at M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender - Superhero Hype! 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC www.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He was shown during the "Air Temple" episode.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ THe first one airing July of 2010.
  • Avatar The Last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.On February 10, the theatrical trailer was released online.^ Developer: THQ Released on: 10/10/2006, Price: $29.99, not online enabled ESRB Rating: E Want more?
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Video Game Review 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.commonsensemedia.org [Source type: General]

^ In celebration for its February 5th theatrical release, Lionsgate has supplied us with the following items: .
  • gordonandthewhale.com 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC gordonandthewhale.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[36] .It shows multiple scenes from the movie and is an expanded version of the first TV spot.^ Honestly, I am not trying to be a smart ass or facetious, but from personal experience and opinions from people regarding movie and tv show casting, that's what I see.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You like how the characters appeared on the tv show, and you want to see similar-looking actors in the movie.
  • Last Airbender villain looks beyond the first film | SCI FI Wire 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: General]

^ I think this will definitely be a case where I will wish I had scene the movie first and then gone back and watched the cartoon.
  • The Whitewashing of Avatar: The Last Airbender | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Manga

.Two original black-and-white manga will be written by Dave Roman are expected to be released on June 1, 2010.[37] The prequel manga will be illustrated by Nina Matsumoto and the movie adaptation, expected to be published in June 2010, will be illustrated by Joon Choi.^ The movie is scheduled for a 2010 release.
  • Update on the Uglies Movie « westerblog 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC scottwesterfeld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dave Roman will be writing it and Nina Matsumoto will be creating prequel art.
  • LastAirbenderFilm.com | Live Action Avatar the Last Airbender Movie News, and Media Fan Blog 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC lastairbenderfilm.com [Source type: General]

^ And that both a manga prequel and adaptation of the film will be published by Del Rey Manga.
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

“We’re excited to be working with .Nickelodeon to bring these great stories to the manga audience,” says Dallas Middaugh, Associate Publisher of Del Rey Manga.^ And that both a manga prequel and adaptation of the film will be published by Del Rey Manga.
  • The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Actors and casting directors from this film have already been quoted saying things that totally reveal their ignorance of how important these cultures are to this story.
  • First look at M. Night Shyamalan's Last Airbender | SCI FI Wire 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Avatar: The Last Airbender has shown incredible crossover appeal with manga fans.^ Avatar, the Last Airbender has 1866 friends.
  • MySpace - Avatar, the Last Airbender - 102 - Male - san diego, California - myspace.com/airbendingearthsaving 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ An information source on Avatar: The Last Airbender A site for fans to enjoy .
  • Avatar Wiki:About - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ ATLA (avatar the last airbender) mmorpgs.
  • GameSpot Forums - PC & Mac Games - Avatar: The last Airbender MMORPG 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The release of The Last Airbender movie and original tie-in manga gives us the chance to share completely new stories with Avatar fans looking for more about Aang, Zuko, and their favorite characters.”[38]

Action figures

.On February 9, 2010, Nickelodeon Consumer Products debuted the upcoming line of toys based on The Last Airbender.^ The Last Airbender, based on Nickelodeon’s Avatar anime, will be released July 2, 2010.
  • The Cast of 'The Last Airbender' Selected - ComicMix news 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.comicmix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Last Airbender opens July 2, 2010.
  • Last Airbender villain looks beyond the first film | SCI FI Wire 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: General]
  • 'The Last Airbender' Stills - Movies 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC showhype.com [Source type: General]

^ Avatar, the Last Airbender debuted on the Nickelodeon television network in 2005.
  • Avatar The Last Airbender - The Complete Book 1 Collection : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

.It includes various 3 3/4-inch action figures, as well as larger, action-enabled figures, costumes and other props.^ Action Figures, see other matches in: .
  • Avatar last airbender toys Action Figures at bizrate - Shop online for Toys & Games. Compare Prices and Read Consumer Reviews 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

^ Other various studios from which inspiration was drawn include Studio 4°C, Production I.G, and Studio Ghibli.
  • Avatar The Last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Various other moves include shooting jets of fire from the fingertips, daggers of flame, fiery lashes, and whirling pinwheels of flame.
  • Avatar, The Last Airbender. - PC World Forums - Page 2 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC forums.pcworld.com [Source type: General]

.Among the toys featured in the line were figures based on Aang, Prince Zuko, Sokka, Katara, and a fully ride-able Appa the Sky Bison.^ Or tension between Aang, Katara and Zuko.
  • The Whitewashing of Avatar: The Last Airbender | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And Aang's giant flying bison, Appa, too.
  • TV series Review, Rating, Rossmaning: Avatar - The Last Airbender 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.therossman.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the cave, Aang, Katara, and Appa become separated from Sokka and the bards.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Watch Episodes Online 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

[39]
."We worked very closely with M. Night, the rest of the Paramount team and our in-house design team, along with our partner Spin-Master, to come up with the right assortment, the right size for these action figures and make sure we we had representation of all the nations within the 'Airbender' series," said Nickelodeon's Lourdes Arocho.^ Kowalski's been working in his lab all night.
  • Nick.com | Kids Games, Kids Celebrity Video, Kids Shows | Nickelodeon 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.nick.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M. Night Shyamalan and Paramount have done an incredible job of adapting the mythology of Avatar , the Nick TV show, into an imaginative and visually stunning live-action big-screen fantasy adventure film,” said Adam Beder, Spin Master’s licensing chief.

^ The series was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.  Avatar: The Last Airbender comes to an end after three successful seasons.
  • Download Avatar The Last Airbender Episodes From Search-Episodes - Full Avatar The Last Airbender Episodes 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.search-episodes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Last Airbender action figures are expected to be released in three "waves"; wave one on June 1, wave two near the movie's July release date, and wave three near the 2010 holiday season.^ The first part of a movie trilogy tentatively titled The Last Airbender is expected to be released on July 2, 2010.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Avatar Wiki, the Avatar: The Last Airbender database 2 February 2010 17:38 UTC avatar.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The Last Airbender is scheduled for a July 2nd 2010 release.
  • Shyamalan’s ‘The Last Airbender’ Gets New Cast Members - Screen Rant 9 February 2010 15:37 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Last Airbender movie update!
  • MySpace - Avatar, the Last Airbender - 102 - Male - san diego, California - myspace.com/airbendingearthsaving 16 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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