Archive for the ‘Frank Marshall’ Category

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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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.

Marshall Weighs in on Racebending

April 8, 2010

Jordan Hoffman with UGO.com was contacted recently by The Last Airbender producer Frank Marshall, to clarify the insensitive casting calls, and the race of the characters in general.

“agree[s] that this casting notice was poorly worded and offensive. However, it was not written nor distributed by the production, or the studio, but by a local extra casting entity that did not consult with either. “Ultimately, we all take responsibility for not doing a more thorough job monitoring these frequently used third-party agents and Paramount has since been in regular dialogue with Asian American advocacy groups including the Japanese American Citizens League and the Media Action Network for Asian Americans to ensure that such a mistake does not happen in the future.”

Marshall also produced the original casting breakdowns as they were first made available.

New Airbender Trailer and More

March 9, 2010

Frank Marshall has announced via Twitter that there will be a new The Last Airbender trailer attached to Iron Man 2 which comes out on May 2nd.

For those of you interested in being a part of The Last Airbender a new casting call has been announced.

An open casting call for the movie will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Independence Visitor Center at Sixth and Market Streets.

Producers are repeating their call for physically fit boys and girls ages 6 to 16 and men and women 18 to 65 – especially those with martial-arts skills.

Shyamalan’s crew issued a notice Friday, reading in part: “Wear your karate gi, dress casually, or come in the traditional costume of your family’s ethnic background.”

For those interested you can  e-mail CastingAirbender@gmail.com or call 215-552-8554. Those chosen must be available for two months starting March 22nd. Good Luck! Source

We have gotten a ton of M. Night questions from you the fans. We’re still accepting them up to March 10th. Remember you can email askmnight@gmail.com or use the FORMSPRING.

Percy Jackson & the Avatar

January 27, 2010

The Last Airbender producer, Frank Marshall, confirmed that the full theatrical trailer will be attached to Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief opening February 12, 2010. He also confirmed that a TV spot will run five days before, during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7. It is not clear if the TV spot will feature the full theatrical trailer, or a slimmed down version, but it is said to feature the entire main cast.

In any case, it’s sure to be an exciting week for Percy Jackson fans, football fans, and Avatar fans.

Trailer Delayed

December 4, 2009

News from The Last Airbender producer Frank Marshall. Marshall posted on  Twitter yesterday stating :

Not enough ILM shots finished, so LAST AIRBENDER trailer will not debut until Feb…

While this news crushes our anticipation of the trailer as a delightful X-mas present, we must remember that February is not that far away and continue to have patience.

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.

Sneaking the Last Airbender

July 4, 2009

We’ve got a new article featuring another set visit, this time  focusing more attention to the CGI and movie magic of the The Last Airbender.

On a private tour with other select journos, VFXWorld initially spoke to Marshall, who explained the scope of the ambitious film.

“We are creating a completely fantastical, make-believe world,” Marshall said referencing the cavernous converted sound stage that was home to more than five huge sets representing key sites within the four nations. All of them were impressively practical while also including the telltale green-screen drapes and vfx set extension markers that portend the vast amount of CG work to come.

Marshall continued, “A couple of firsts on this film for Night: One is shooting all this green-screen. He’s never really done much of that before…at all. He’s expanding his talent and range and that’s what I find exciting about it. He’s taking his filmmaking style and applying it to this fantasy world, which he hasn’t done before.

“And for me it’s been really exciting because I haven’t worked on a movie, that I can remember, that has a totally made up world. We get into a little bit of fantasy in Jurassic Park and Back to the Future, but they are still in the real world. But this is like our Star Wars.

You can read the rest of the article at VFXworld.com

Airbender Trilogy Might Take 6 Years to Complete

June 30, 2009

More interesting news from a set visit, this time from Starlog.com. 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.

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LEEEEMUR! Dinner…

June 30, 2009

Don’t listen to him, you’re going to be my new pet!

Today we finally have confirmation from Producer Frank Marshall that everyone’s favorite flying lemur will indeed be in The Last Airbender! Yes, both Appa and Momo are now in!

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