"The Last Airbender" hits theaters today, but we have yet another clip from M. Night Shyamalan's live-action adaptation of the hit animated series for you to check out.
Yesterday, we showed you Aang (Noah Ringer) battling the Fire Nation, and now it's the fire-bending Zuko (Dev Patel) battling the young waterbender Katara (Nicola Peltz).
What do you think about the water- and fire-bending effects? Let us know in the comment section or on Twitter!
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Don't ever let anyone tell you that adapting a beloved franchise for film is an easy task. Overly impassioned fans are always the first to cry foul when a detail is off, even slightly, adding a sense of pressure for the cast and crew of a movie project to "get it right."
It was certainly a sense of pressure that was felt on the set of M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender." Speaking with MTV News, actor Dev Patel said that he and his colleagues may not have replicated every single "Airbender" scene to the exact detail, but they captured something more important — the "essence" of the story.
"I think we really captured the essence, is the main thing," Patel told MTV. "Capturing the essence is important to me." Read More...
Another trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender" has arrived online, offering even more footage from the much-anticipated adaptation of Nickelodeon's hit anime series.
While previous trailers put the focus squarely on the story's hero, Aang (played by Noah Ringer), this time around we get a better look at some of the other main characters in the film — including Prince Zuko ("Slumdog Millionaire" actor Dev Patel), Sokka ("Twilight" actor Jackson Rathbone), and Katara (Nicola Peltz).
"The Last Airbender" is scheduled to hit theaters July 2010.
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FROM MTV MOVIES: The lavish ice palace had gone silent. The Fire and Water nations were no longer waging acrobatic battle between its frosty walls, and from the snow covered steps to the blown-glass chandeliers hanging above the balconies, a beautiful tranquility had descended.
Meanwhile, the production was in full, hectic swing across town, where another massive hangar housed another set for M. Night Shyamalan's gargantuan, fantastical adventure story, "The Last Airbender." Packs of extras wearing Samurai-like battle gear wandered here and there. Workers drilled and sawed and hammered. And Shyamalan and his star, Dev Patel of "Slumdog Millionaire" fame, were in the middle of it all, filming a pivotal fight scene.
Take after take, they kept at it, kept pushing to get it perfect, until the director decided to move on. "We'll live with it," Shyamalan said with a smile as MTV News watched from the sidelines.
For the rest of MTV's "The Last Airbender" set visit, head over to Movies.MTV.com.
M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender" doesn't hit theaters until next July, but we have your first look at the trailer here on MTV.com! (Click here for the high-definition version of the trailer.)
Set in a world full of martial arts and magic, "The Last Airbender" is a live-action adaptation of the award-winning Nickelodeon animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender." In the series, the last survivor of a race of nomads who can "bend" air sets out to bring peace to warring nations that each control one of four elements: air, water, earth and fire. "Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel stars as the villainous Prince Zuko, heir to the throne of the Fire Nation. Read More...
"Unbreakable" director M. Night Shyamalan has long declared his plans to make a movie version of "Avatar: The Last Airbender," the beloved animated series, but it's only recently that the filmmaker has actually taken his shot at the franchise.
But for those who doubted that the project would ever get off the ground, doubt no more -- USA Today has posted images from "The Last Airbender," the first film in a planned trilogy. The paper revealed two images from the movie, depicting the main character Aang and his arch-rival Prince Zuko (played by "Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel). Read More...