A few years ago the Cartoon TV network Nickelodeon started to broadcast a new animate TV sho titled 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' (also known as 'Avatar: The Legend of Aang' in several countries). It has since been a real success winning both critics' appraisal and public acclaim.
So no wonder that Hollywood is already working on a live-action trilogy adaptation. The project is tackled by Director M. Night Shyamalan who has been introduced to the show by his own daughter who is a dedicated fan of Aang's adventures.
But a dispute with James Cameron's film Avatar regarding title ownership resulted in the first movie being titled The Last Airbender.
The Last Airbender is slated for a release in Summer 2010.
"The story follows the adventures of the successor to a long line of Avatars who must put aside his irresponsible ways and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations." (Source: IMDb)
If you are not yet familiar with Avatar the Last Airbender, then have a look to this opening of the TV show:
I suppose I have more free time on my hand than M. Night Shyamalan, because I did not wait for my children to tell me about the show. Yeap, actually my children get interested in the Last Airbender through me. No joking! :)
I am really glad to hear about this movie adaptation of Avatar The last Airbender. But I hope he won't be as disappointing as with The Happening, the last Shyamalan movie... I would be quite sad if he does not respect the original show and bring us a stupid B-movie....