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Bones on the Pagoda

April 3, 2009

Reading Eagle has an article written up by George Hatza, who visited the set of The Last Airbender, who brought back sights and sounds from the live action world of Avatar!

Co-producer, and long time friend of Shyamalan, Jose Rodriguez had this to say about the film.

“The film is very spiritual,” said Rodriguez, who resides in Valley Forge. “The storytelling is more layered (than on the series). There’s a Shakespearean quality about it: a ruthless king destroying a peaceful world. I think it’s fair to say it has an almost operatic power.”

He also made note that the film is as much for adults, as it is for children.

The Air Temple pagoda, seen above littered with the skeletal remains of the Air Nomads, won’t appear that way for long.

Ironically, the Pagoda itself may not be seen in its current state in the film. It will be digitally transformed to appear as a ruined ancient temple. Moreover, all modern background objects will be digitally erased.

Check the link above for the full article, and a video of Shyamalan on-set, doing what he does best!

And be sure to check out Last Airbender Fans‘ ever growing collection of on-set photos, from which the above shot of the rusted over Fire Nation tank was borrowed.