The Last Airbender Movie – 2010
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Produced by: M. Night Shyamalan,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,Dev Patel,Jackson Rathbone,Shaun Toub,Aasif Mandvi,Cliff Curtis
Music by: James Newton Howard
Cinematography: Andrew Lesnie
Editing by: Conrad Buff
Studio: Nickelodeon Movies,The Kennedy/Marshall Company
,Blinding Edge Pictures
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Release date: July 1, 2010
Running time: 103 minutes
Country: United States
The Last Airbender is an upcoming American epic action-adventure fantasy film scheduled to be released on July 1, 2010. It is a live-action film adaptation based on the first season of the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The film stars Noah Ringer as Aang, a reluctant hero who prefers adventure over his job as the Avatar. 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. 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 film also stars Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, and Dev Patel.
The first of a planned trilogy, The Last Airbender was produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies. Development for a film began in 2007; it was adapted into a film by M. Night Shyamalan, who also directed and produced. Other producers include Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Sam Mercer and Scott Aversano. The series from which it was adapted from was influenced by Asian art, mythology and various martial arts fighting styles and was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.
The Last Airbender was made for $150 million and marketed with a budget of $130 million, making total costs at least $280 million. Other estimates put the cost between $100 million and $110 million, while various news sources reported the whole Last Airbender trilogy would be made for around $250 million. Filming began in mid-March 2009; the movie will be released in both traditional two-dimensional projectors, as well as in 3D.