While the last live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s award-winning series “The Last Airbender” was a dismal failure, its original creators are working on a new live-action movie. And they’ve promised not to mess it up this time. They said they are excited to be directly involved and are determined to make sure it is right.
“We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast,” they said in a recent statement since audience felt that the main characters shouldn’t be played by three white teenagers as they were in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2010 adaptation (shown below).
This time Nickelodeon will also take part in this project. Details about the new movie are scarce at the moment but once it’s ready, it will be available on Netflix.
In the new movie, the main character, Aang, the last known survivor of his exterminated people of the Air Nation, and who is known as the Avatar, will need to master the use of all four elements—water, earth, air, and fire—so that he and his friends can save the world against the power-hungry Fire Lord Ozai.
Production will start in 2019.