Archive for August, 2009

On the First Day of Xmas

August 24, 2009

Paramount gave to Avatards,
a trailer for them to tear apart

Yes, our twittering friend LeDoctor has sent word that post production on The Last Airbender is progressing smoothly, and they’re shooting for a Christmas release for the full trailer. It could possibly be attached to Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, due in theaters on December 11. But it would be deliciously ironic if it finds itself attached to James Cameron’s Avatar, which will open on December 18.

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Last Airbender Manga Sample

August 20, 2009

Canadian comic book artist Nina Matsumoto, who will be working on The Last Airbender manga prequel, recently posted a piece of fan art of Avatar: The Last Airbender on her deviantART page.

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While she admits she will not be rendering the Gaang like this for the actual prequel manga, it’s a nice sample of her style and a taste of things to come. She does go on to note that the prequel manga will chronicle Zuko’s banishment.

Thanks go out to valalight for the tip!

Exclusive: Journeys to the Spirit World

August 18, 2009

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We have received what appears to be authentic pages of an early draft of The Last Airbender script, dated March 2, 2009, from an anonymous source. These pages detail Aang’s visit(s) to the Spirit World, and a few interesting plot differences from the animated series. As we are unable to confirm nor deny the authenticity of these pages, please read on with a bucket of salt close by.

Update: Producer Frank Marshall has tweeted that the “script does not seem real” to him. It’s interesting to note he didn’t flat out deny the summary’s authenticity, as he did the promotional image last month.

Update 2: The legendary Gene Simmons of KISS recently update his website claiming to have been offered a voice over role in The Last Airbender. And what’s the role? None other than the Dragon Spirit heavily featured in these alleged script pages. It seems the legitimacy of that portion of the script has been settled.

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