Last Airbender news: Zuko recast

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  1. Ra88

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    Shyamalan Casts Slumdog Star Dev Patel for Airbender | The Underwire from Wired.com
     
  2. Omnius

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    He's come a long way from Skins.

    Oh wait, M. Night Shyamalan?

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    Someone on another forum made a good point: Shyamalan IS a good director, but a horrible, HORRIBLE story/script writer. As long as a skilled script writer handles it, it could end up pretty good. I remain slightly optimistic, especially now that mister "Avatar was a really big Asian anime brought over to the US" is gone.
     
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    As long as we're spared the traditional you-can-see-it-coming-a-mile-off 'twist' a la Signs, The Village, The Happening, etc!
     
  5. ZeroMayhem

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    I can't imagine this being a worthwhile adaptation. Some things just weren't meant to be live action. Not that I really care about the Avatar franchise.
     
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    They're making an Avatar LAM? This dosen't seem too promising.
     
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    Count me as cautiously optimistic.... I like the cartoon, but not an avid fan... so this should be pretty cool, maybe.

    He made one good move already though by dropping Jesse McCartny!
     
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    I really enjoyed the series. Interested in seeing how Shyamalan is going to adapt it. Especially with the material not being his own.
     
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    *sigh* of all the awful shows, the pick Avatar to be a lam?
     
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    Loved Avatar, and I'm being cautiously optimistic about it. From what I understand, they're making each season into a movie... and with the creators looking over the production of the movies, they should come out pretty good.
     
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    I rather enjoyed Avatar even if it's a Nick show.
    Zuko's my favorite.Typical bad guy turned good guy.

    As for my opinion on the movie(s), Mr.Vader can express it in one word.....

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    Dev Patel I have to say I think looks right for the role of Zuko. But then I think almost anyone would be a better choice than Jesse McCartney for the part.

    Hopefully M. Night Shyamalan does Avatar justice. I love the cartoon, so I really want the LAM to be good.
     
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    I really enjoyed the Avatar cartoon, and I think it could work as a live-action movie without too much trouble, so I'm cautiously optimistic. It also seems to be a good sign that they aren't just packing the cast with famous actors for the sake of having big names in it.

    However, having M. Night Shyamalan attached to it has me concerned that the trilogy is going to end with a "shocking twist" like Momo secretly being the real evil leader of the Fire Nation, or something.
     

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