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M. Night Shyamalan Talks "Last Airbender"

Posted: June 10th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
M. Night Shyamalan Talks "Last Airbender"Submit Comment
Director M Night Shyamalan told SCI FI Wire that he's excited to be helming "The Last Airbender," a live-action fantasy-adventure movie based on Nickelodeon's animated SF/action/martial-arts series "Avatar: The Last Airbender."

"It has martial arts and spirituality and the supernatural, and it has Buddhist philosophy and Hindu philosophy--really, everything I talk about--all in one movie," Shyamalan said in an interview.

"It has a mythology," he added. "It's Shakespearean. It's all this incredible stuff, and it has a balance. All these movies are plays on magic, whether it's Lord of the Rings or The Matrix or Star Wars even, and each one of them relates to me in a different way, in its belief system."

Shyamalan recalled sensing "some kind of religion" in "Star Wars" when he saw the film for the first time at age 7. "I felt the same thing watching this show. I was like, 'This is the Eastern-philosophy Star Wars movie.' I started thinking about what it meant to me, if I could imbue it with the things that are important to me. And, lo and behold, here we are."

"The Last Airbender" is now in pre-production with plans of hitting theaters in 2010.

Source: Sci-Fi Wire


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