Archive for May, 2009

The Mystery of The Last Airbender…

May 30, 2009

Christopher Ruvo posted a new article at PhillyBurbs.com concerning the filming of The Last Airbender.  Here’s an excerpt of the article:

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan began shooting footage for his new movie Thursday at a quarry in West Rockhill.

And like the Montgomery County director’s suspenseful films, there is much mystery about the happenings on set at M&M Stone Co.

“I know it’s only a movie, but it’s pretty top secret stuff,” a security guard said when asked if a glimpse of the set would be possible.

While access was denied, word is Shyamalan’s team has spent months constructing an elaborate fantasy world that’s to serve as the backdrop for “The Last Airbender,” an adaptation of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series.

A village, a fortress and a castle-like compound are among the large-scale constructions said to be built at the quarry, where security guards and police are stationed to keep trespassers out. Full-grown trees were also brought in and planted to help create the Asian-influenced realm where the movie takes place.

“It’s pretty much a circus down there,” said John Zdon, who works for M&M Stone. “It’s like a carnival. There are so many tents and buses.”

Movie trailers and trucks were parked in a roadside lot late Friday afternoon. Props, including primitive-looking twig constructions and earthenware, were lying around. Headset-wearing crew members were seen walking along the tree-shaded quarry roadway.

Shyamalan is expected to film on location for several weeks. Scenes at the quarry could feature in as much as 25 to 30 minutes of the actual movie, Zdon said.

Mysterious town for mysterious children I guess.

Update: Airbender Producer Frank Marshall has provided this photo of “AIRBENDER base camp.”

airbender base camp

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Where We’ll Stop Nobody Knows…

May 28, 2009

Frank Marshall, the Twitter happy producer of The Last Airbender posted this tidbit up today.

For those of you wondering where else AIRBENDER will be shot, we have narrowed it down to Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, or Viet Nam…

Remember only 27 days away from Transformers 2, and The Last Airbender teaser trailer!

Hi-Res Airbender Photos Released

May 28, 2009

Prince Zuko

The awesome folks over at Paramount Pictures’ Marketing Department were kind enough to send over these gorgeous high resolution versions of the previously released photos.

Avatar Aang Pose

We’re only thirty four days out from the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and the release of the teaser trailer for The Last Airbender! The anticipation is really starting to…heat up! Get it?

Zuko Fire

cough

Another Shot of Zuko

May 23, 2009

And a full view of Fire Nation armor has made it’s way on to the web.

Update
Paramount has sent us a high resolution version of the photo. You can find it here.

A New Look at the Set

May 23, 2009

A photo was sent in today from the set to AICN by a spy. Mysterious, huh? Click to enlarge.

A Wider View

May 23, 2009

We now have a larger picture of Dev Patel as Prince Zuko, and a wider shot of Noah Ringer as Avatar Aang courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. Click the images to enlarge.

A Closer Look at the Scarred Prince

May 23, 2009

Another picture of Dev Patel as Zuko has surfaced today on LiveJournal .

Meet Avatar Aang and Prince Zuko!

May 22, 2009

We have our first official look at The Last Airbender courtesy of USA Today. Meet Noah Ringer, the 12-year-old unknown chosen by M. Night Shyamalan to take on the role of Aang in the live action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. For years he had gone by the nickname “Avatar” given his resemblance to the titular character, and it’s obvious he was destined to play the role. He even kept his head shaved before landing the role in the film.

It keeps me cool when I’m doing tae kwon do.

Starring opposite of Ringer is Dev Patel as the evil Prince Zuko. Patel has no doubt in his mind what the outcome would be in an actual real life brawl between the two.

Noah would knock me flat on my back.

The battle to restore balance to the planet begins July 2, 2010!

First Look at Aang and Zuko Soon!

May 20, 2009

Apparently when it rains it pours. Frank Marshall provided us with another update today,  saying:

Coming soon! Keep your eyes peeled for the “First Look” at Aang and Zuko…

Now that is great news!

Woah, We’re Halfway There!

May 20, 2009

Principal photography on The Last Airbender has reached the halfway point, reportedly two full days ahead of schedule! If the production maintains this pace, filming could wrap by as early as June 30th.