Archive for the ‘Dev Patel’ Category

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.


The Last Airbender TV Spot #2

February 23, 2010

Many of you may have noticed during the Winter Olympics a new TV spot for TLA. Paramount has been kind enough to share an HD version which can be viewed below.

Be sure to visit the YouTube account and watch this and other TLA trailers in 1080p.

Catching Up

October 7, 2009

Hey, it’s been awhile. After a brief hiatus, due in large part to family and professional obligations, and in small part to the lack of interesting news, we’re back in the saddle again. Time to catch up!

Shaun Toub spoke with Thomas Attila Lewis on the red carpet at the Emmy’s briefly about his experience working on the film. He believes it’s ‘an incredible film’ and ‘visually unbelievable.’ Toub went on to describe how the world is ‘full of mystique’ with a really complex protagonist.

Cliff Curtis (Fire Lord Ozai) spoke on The Last Airbender with CraveOnline.

Cliff Curtis: How was shooting The Last Airbender?

CraveOnline: It was wonderful. It was really great and it’s also great that I’m going to be able to work the two. I’m not giving up film. I’m just doing another job that happens to be on television.

Cliff Curtis: Are you playing a character from the animated series?

CraveOnline: Yes, I am. I’m playing fire lord Ozai.

Cliff Curtis: Did you take anything from the animated form?

CraveOnline: I’ve not watched it. I didn’t want to watch the animated form because I knew the director, M. Night, was going to depart from that.

Cliff Curtis: You must be dealing with a lot of pyrotechnics. How do you deal with that?

CraveOnline: Fire, well, that’s a good spin. Is there anything in particular about fire? Yeah, just don’t touch it. I don’t know, don’t touch it, you’ll get burned. In particular, I’m so in the world of making a movie. They have safety meetings before anything is done and all the safety people gather around, so I’m so protected from the fire, I don’t even get near it.

Cliff Curtis: Do you have a visceral feeling when the explosions go off?

CraveOnline: No, because both of my characters, whether it’s Rabbit or the fire lord, actually are very comfortable in those situations. So I pretty much just ignore it.

Cliff Curtis: Both this show and the Airbender movies, this will be the first time you’ve played the same character more than once. Is that a different approach?

CraveOnline: I’m yet to discover that. I don’t really know. You’re right, I haven’t done that so I’m about to figure out what that’s like. I think the big difference so far that I’ve discovered is that in a film, it’s very contained. So we know before going in to make the film what the film’s going to be, and then when the film is completed, we find out what it is. Whereas television, as far as I’m discovering, it evolves. As the show evolves, everything’s fluid. Characters can disappear tomorrow as you see in the pilot.

Cliff Curtis: What is M. Night like on the set?

CraveOnline: He’s very deliberate and predetermined, extremely. He’s planned everything. Storyboarded to the frame.

Cliff Curtis: So you’ve seen the movie already pretty much?

CraveOnline: No, he doesn’t show those to you unless he’s trying to explain what he wants in a scene, so I only get a portion of that, that’s relevant to what we’re shooting.

Finally, Entertainment Weekly brought us an exclusive look on the set of The Last Airbender, with four new photos of Noah Ringer, Shaun Toub, and Dev Patel. Click the images below to view in high resolution.

Sokka and Katara Headshots

July 14, 2009

Headshots of Katara and Sokka have shown up online at Der Herr der Elemente, an Avatar fansite, along with two new headshots of Aang and Zuko.

The images have been removed at the request of Paramount Pictures.

Airbender Trilogy Might Take 6 Years to Complete

June 30, 2009

More interesting news from a set visit, this time from During the visit Frank Marshall provided information on the status of the scripts for movies 2 and 3, and gave information on just how much time it will take to complete this epic trilogy.

“We’re shooting them one at a time, because they’re being written one at a time,” says veteran producer… Frank Marshall. “Night is now working on the script for the second movie, but he hasn’t had time to write the second or third ones. He’s looking at the arc of all three. One of the things we’ll be doing is using the sets, ships and elements for each different nation in this film and incorporating them into movies two and three. We’re not waiting. There just isn’t enough time. Night will finish this movie, then the script and then we’ll prepare for the next one. I think it’ll probably happen over six years.”

The set visit also included some talk time with Shyamalan himself, who emphasized just how important he felt the film was.


M. Night Shyamalan, Dev Patel Go Big With ‘Last Airbender’

June 23, 2009

Original article By Eric Ditzian at

PHILADELPHIA — The lavish ice palace had gone silent. The Fire and Water nations were no longer waging acrobatic battle between its frosty walls, and from the snow covered steps to the blown-glass chandeliers hanging above the balconies, a beautiful tranquility had descended. Meanwhile, the production was in full, hectic swing across town, where another massive hangar housed another set for M. Night Shyamalan’s gargantuan, fantastical adventure story, “The Last Airbender.” Packs of extras wearing Samurai-like battle gear wandered here and there. Workers drilled and sawed and hammered. And Shyamalan and his star, Dev Patel of “Slumdog Millionaire” fame, were in the middle of it all, filming a pivotal fight scene.


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


Another Shot of Zuko

May 23, 2009

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

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

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 .