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Multiple Awards Given to The Last Airbender!

February 27, 2011

Nearly sweeping the cermony this year, The Last Airbender received multiple Razzies at this years award ceremony.  In addition to Worst Director and Worst Picture, AIRBENDER also “won” Worst ScreenplayWorst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D, and Worst Supporting Actor in Jackson Rathbone.

It turns out, there is a way to make The Last Airbender palatable; riffing.

Thats right, the guys at Rifftrax.com (formerly MST3K), have released a rifftrax you can play along with The Last Airbender. You can forget how terrible the movie is, while you’re dying of laughter. The rifftrax for Last Airbender can be purchased here.

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High Definition TV Spot #7

June 28, 2010

Paramount sent us a HD version of TV Spot #7 today. This spot has so far been my favorite, mainly because of the great Appa roar at the end.

New Airbender Clips Released

June 25, 2010

TrailerAddict.com posted two new clips from The Last Airbender today. If you’re concerned about spoilers I would not recommend watching. Enjoy and remember The Last Airbender comes out July 1st.

Aang Battling Fire Nation Soldiers

Zuko and Katara Fighting

New “Fire Nation Siege” Clip!

June 25, 2010

Yahoo! Movies released this new clip featuring Sokka and Yue, which shows the arrival of the Fire Nation.

HD Television Spots #5 and #6

June 25, 2010

Paramount released two high-definition versions of television spots #5 and #6 today for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy and keep checking for the results of the novel contest!

Television Spot #5 “The One”

Television Spot #6 “Save Us”

Twitterbending News!

June 16, 2010

The Twitter happy producer of The Last Airbender Frank Marshall just posted this:

LAST AIRBENDER release date moves up to July 1st…

All fans eagerly waiting the opening of Airbender, just got a 24 hour bonus! Be sure to visit Frank Marshall at his Twitter page.

Well I Was Talking…. To Momo!

June 10, 2010

Our friends at LastAirbenderFans.com recently posted up new photos from the Airbender iPhone application. The one we found most interesting was the one that gives us a first look at Momo, the greatest lemur bat to ever live!

More iPhone images from The Last Airbender are available at LastAirbenderFans.com

30 Ninjas Vs. Aasif Mandvi: Round 2!

June 10, 2010

Hey there Avatar fans, you might remember not too long ago getting  half of a riveting interview with everyone’s favorite Admiral, Aasif Mandvi. In this, the second and final installment, Mandvi discusses dealing with a “control freak” director, M. Nights animated Ipod sequences, and dealing with a new demographic.

DAN: Do people stop you on the street a lot?

AASIF: A fair amount. Yeah, I mean, we have our demographic, which is a lot of people in New York.

DAN: The reason why I ask is because something like Airbender has the potential to be mammoth. I’m wondering if you’re prepared for, say, appearances at Comic Cons?

AASIF: I’m not. I’ve never gone to those things. I’m not a comic book person. I’m not really a geek in that way. So I’m very curious to go and experience all of that. It’s definitely interesting. Look, I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I don’t worry about how mammoth it’s gonna be. This business is fickle. For me this was like doing an epic play, which I’ve done many of. And I had a great time. If I get people who are a completely different demographic than people who watch The Daily Show recognizing me, I guess that’s a good thing. It can only be good, you know? So, my short answer is no, I’m not prepared for that. (laughs)

DAN: You realize there may be an action figure of you?

AASIF: There already is! They sent it to me!

The second part of the interview is available in its entirety  at 30Ninjas.com .

Airbending Sneak-Peek During MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show!

June 3, 2010

Mtv.com’s Rick Marshall just announced that  Sunday, June 6th, during the MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show there will be new footage shown of The Last Airbender. The Pre-Show starts at 8 p.m. EST, and we’ll have the content uploaded here on LastAirbenderFilm.com as soon as it becomes available.

Edit: Thanks to those fans that pointed out my enthusiastic error. The Pre-Show is on Sunday June 6th, not tonight. Sorry about that!

Aasif Mandvi vs. 30 Ninjas Part 1

June 2, 2010

Dan Kaufman at 30Ninjas.com  just posted the first of a two part interview with Aasif Mandvi. Mandvi goes into detail about his past knowledge of Avatar: The Last Airbender, his experience with acting with “nothing”, and the similarities between theatric off-stage events and working with a green screen. He also talks about the rigorous martial arts training necessary to become Admiral Zhao. The best part was when Aasif and Dan talked about the shakesperian quality of the story, and how Aasif developed his own interpretation of Zhao.

DAN: Now, I get the sense that this whole project is kind of new territory for a lot of people involved. I mean, this is Night’s first adaptation of material that’s not his own. Aside from Spider-Man 2, this is your first huge, summer, tentpole action film. This is your first immersion into CGI, your first bad guy role…it’s kind of like dad is giving you the keys to the car for the first time.

AASIF: Yeah, yeah.

DAN: Was all this exciting? Intimidating?

AASIF: You know what? It was. It was all those things. It was exciting, it was intimidating. But you know, I’m thankful for my theater background. Because when you have CGI, people are always like, “How do you act when there’s nothin’ goin’ on? I mean, there’s a big screen of green, you know?” And I’m like, “But that’s what you do in the theater all the time.”

DAN: You act with nothing.

AASIF: I mean, in the theater, you’re standing there, and supposedly there’s a battle going on offstage, and you’re looking at this battle, and you’re going, “Ah-ha!” So it wasn’t that unbelievably weird. It was sort of like doing a play.

DAN: Right. And you had experience doing your one-man show, so… (more…)