Remember the last time Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender had a live-action series? Well, that turned out as a disaster, right? But now, it seems that Netflix is going to try a new approach, and this time, M. Night Shyamalan won’t be on board! Yes folks, he’s not gonna be anywhere near the project, but Series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino are. They’re also giving the new series a more “culturally appropriate” cast to reflect the diverse cast of characters from the original Nickelodeon animated series. They also released a new concept art for the new live-action version featuring Aang and Appa.
Both creators are also directing the new series, which will be co-produced by both Nickelodeon and Netflix. “We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender,” said Konietzko and DiMartino. “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. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action and world-building. Netflix is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling, and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.”
The M. Night Shyamalan disaster movie is still very much fresh on the minds of fans, though the new staff is looking to be much more loyal to the original, and do much better than the previous live-action adaptation. Let’s just hope this one turns out much better than the previous live-action…
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source: The Hollywood Reporter