“Avatar: The Last Airbender” movie, which was the adaptation of first season of famous Nickledeon animated series by same name, failed to please almost everyone. From critics to fans, everyone seemed to be blaming M. Night Shyamalan who has written, produced and directed the film. Read on.
“Avatar: The Last Airbender” movie was released under Nickledeon and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It starred Dev Patel as Prince Zuko, Noah Ringer as Aang, Jackson Rathbone as Sokka and Nicola Peltz as Katara. The critics not only trashed the making of “The Last Airbender” by Shyamalan but also casting.
A source from Joblo named Kyatto has slammed the rumors and insisted that it was all producers fault and not Shyamalan’s. The source went on to blame Paramount Pictures which did not care about “Avatar: The Last Airbender” movie since it wrapped 5 years ago and they were very much aware that the budget has increased.
“Avatar: The Last Airbender” movie was even re-budgeted but again because of producers, it remained to be with ‘horrible budget.’ The casting was also done to please producers.
“Nicola was hired because she’s the daughter of someone one of the producers owed a favor to as Hollywood loves its nepotism. (Her audition tape was subpar at best). In having to cast her they had to cast a guy who could pass as her brother – hence Jackson… Noah was the only one who honestly openly auditioned and was chosen based on talent.” the source said.
It also cited the problem with script which had many faults and had to go under-development a lot times but never came out right. Shyamalan had been trying to clear the matters but then producer’s team decided not to hear him.
“Sadly at that point Shyamalan was just tired of arguing with the overheads, gave up, and collected his paycheck. If you look at the movie’s premiere and red carpet footage you can tell his excitement and happiness is fake.” the source continued.
Shyamalan is currently taking time but is sure to come back to the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” movie series. He has made a wonderful comeback with “The Visit.”
“Avatar: The Last Airbender 2” movie will be trilogy and will pick up from second season of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” TV series. The entire re-casting might be considered, noted MoviePilot. With all the problems out in the open, Shyamalan is sure to create a marvel piece.
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