Two New Posters for M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender
With a brand new theatrical trailer and Superbowl TV spot on the way, Paramount has released two new contrasting posters at Yahoo (check them out below), for M. Night Shyamalan's forthcoming adaptation of the Nickelodeon cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Though after passing The Dark Knight as the 2nd highest domestic grossing film of all time (and closing in on Titanic with only about $47 million to go), James Cameron's sci-fi epic pretty much has a lock on the Avatar name, so it looks like "Avatar" has been dropped from its title and is now simply known as The Last Airbender. If you're a fan, you'll dig these.
The Last Airbender is directed by M. Night Shyamalan, of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, Lady in the Water, and The Happening previously. The screenplay was written by M. Night Shyamalan while the story was co-written by Shyamalan and creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. This is based off of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender that first debuted in 2005. Paramount is bringing The Last Airbender to theaters everywhere on July 2nd, 2010 this summer.
Reader Feedback - 27 Comments
i'm actually looking forward to this, which considering how bad the happening was (it was so so bad) is saying something
ozzie memz on Jan 25, 2010
#1 i agree that says soemthing how good this film looks
nelson on Jan 25, 2010
I don't have much faith in Shyamalan after his last couple of movies but I'm hoping this movie turns out to be amazing....
Brandon on Jan 25, 2010
couldn't james cameron take another name other than avatar?really he could have just called it Secret of The Mystic
Spider94 on Jan 25, 2010
or Dances with smurfs
nelson on Jan 25, 2010
The Poster Look Dope... Cant Wait For The Movie WWOOOO!
Joshy Poo on Jan 25, 2010
I think Cameron should have just named Avatar "Na'vi Bravesmurf: The Fern Dance of Pocahandora"
Kevin on Jan 25, 2010
I think Avatar as a title sucks, The Last Airbender sounds a whole lot better than Avatar.
Xerxex on Jan 25, 2010
Robbie on Jan 25, 2010
I am excited for this. I am thinking that Shamalamadingdong might have found a new genre that fits him better than his old pants.
Angry Chief on Jan 25, 2010
This is not his original material, so i think its should be half way decent
L on Jan 25, 2010
One thing should be understood about this production "Avatar: The Last Airbender" was the name of the cartoon only, M. Night Shyamalan's The Last of the Airbenders was put into production after James Cameron's Avitar movie was well into production, and Paramount to avoid confusion with Mr. Cameron's movie has never promoted M. Night's movie as Avatar, which it was probably determined to not have much of a potential effect on the success of the movie because anyone familiar with the show would recognize the title as "The Last of the Airbenders" as much as "Avatar: The Last Airbender"
3dpenguin on Jan 25, 2010
Ima agree with Xerxex. The Last Airbender sounds interesting. I never enjoy movies that use semi-colons. 😛 These posters are very nicely done. Love the contrast, not just color but personality. I FEEEL IT.
Hedgehog on Jan 25, 2010
The Happening was really good in my opinion. I really enjoyed it. But still these poster do look really cool.
Efrain on Jan 25, 2010
As far as Im concerened, as a fan of the series, Avatar will always be associated with the cartoon and not the movie...
????? on Jan 25, 2010
Dances with Smurfs...lol.. Seriously, though, Smurfette never looked that hot.
Frank N. Stein on Jan 25, 2010
m night had 1 good movie and apparently it was a fluke! this movie would be great if someone else did it but i have no faith in him. i mean the rest of his movie were HORRIBLE. signs was allright in the beginning but the ending was DUMB AS ROCKS. water? the aliens invade a planet covered 75% with water and they werent advanced enough to find out it kills them? and the wife has a vision of the left over waters her daughter leaves out and the baseball bat j pheonix has in his hands??? i mean who would think thats a good idea?!?!!?
history repeats on Jan 25, 2010
i think this is a make or break for m night. if the movie is great, people's opinion of him might change and forgive him of his previous mistakes. if not, no sane producer might give him another chance to do a film.
patricia on Jan 25, 2010
shyamalan is one of the most talented guys i ever had the chance to witness making movies i dont understand why the last couple of movies didnt win oscars or other stuff, unbreakable is one of my favorite movies forever and so is lady in the water
jojoe on Jan 26, 2010
It is relief that Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino are co-writing the story for the movie. We can only hope they are given as much creative freedom as possible, the story for the cartoon was most excellent. GL M.N.S.
JAYC on Jan 26, 2010
The Happening was so bad it was inspirational.
thasaltshaker on Jan 26, 2010
GOOO ANG...i agree with spider94 et al anyone who hated the fact tht jimmy cameron had to call the blue people flim "avatar". Any fan of the series will know tht Avatar is almost synonymous with the cartoon and Ang, Zuko and the whole shabang...also agree with patricia and history reapeats; m.night's got some making up 2 do. The teaser and the posters do look awesome though...
my name is... on Jan 26, 2010
Ok. The Happening wasn't THAT bad..But it was still a little eh. M. Night will do just fine with this one because he won't have Mark Wahlberg as a science teacher..Such a bad idea. But yeah, The Last Airbender is gonna kick ass.
MC Pee Pants on Jan 26, 2010
I like the poster on the left for The Last Airbender.
cineprog on Jan 26, 2010
@15 ditto. i have to say 'james cameron's avatar' for the pandora movie.
fanboy d on Jan 26, 2010
overrated director and writer. first two outings were really good, but after that nothing is memorable unless we are remembering bad flicks.
D on Jan 26, 2010
As I invested about 2 days watching the cartoon, I am looking forward to seeing the film. Apart from the Happening (I joined this site with the name Crapola to abuse the film), I don't really mind Shyamalan at all, and this looks quite different.
crapola on Jan 26, 2010
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