Uploaded on May 20, 2010
The Last Airbender is an upcoming American action-adventure fantasy film scheduled to be released on July 2, 2010.
It is a live-action film adaptation based on the first season of the animated television series, Avatar: The Last Airbender.
The first of a planned trilogy, it will be produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies.
The series, influenced by Asian art, mythology and various martial arts fighting styles, was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, and was adapted by M. Night Shyamalan, who will also direct and produce the film, along with Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Sam Mercer and Scott Aversano. Filming began in mid-March 2009.
The movie is scheduled to be released on July 2, 2010 in both traditional two-dimensional projectors, as well as in 3D.
The film stars Noah Ringer as Aang, a reluctant hero who prefers adventure over his job as the Avatar. Aang and his friends, Katara and Sokka, journey to the North Pole to find a Waterbending master to teach Aang and Katara the secrets of the craft. At the same time, Fire Lord Ozai, the current Fire Lord of the Fire Nation, is waging a seemingly endless war against the Earth Kingdom, the Water Tribes, and the already vanquished Air Nomads. The film also stars Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, and Dev Patel.
Noah Ringer as Aang, who disappeared from public sight a hundred years ago. While he appears to be a 12-year-old boy, he is technically 112, and furthermore is the latest reincarnation of the Avatar. Though he is capable of bending all four elements, at the beginning of the film he has only learned to airbend. It is also his duty to maintain balance in the world, which conflicts with his easy-going, fun-loving personality.
Nicola Peltz as Katara, a 14-year-old girl of the Southern Water Tribe and its last remaining waterbender. Since the death of her mother, Kya, she has served as the maternal figure in her family, and is no stranger to responsibility despite her young age. She is Aang's good friend and love interest.
Jackson Rathbone as Sokka, a 15-year-old warrior from the Southern Water Tribe and Katara's older brother. He can be condescending, and has no bending powers, but is extremely intelligent and often takes up leadership roles by virtue of coming up with most of the workable plans and tactics. In the animated series, he was also a primary source of comic relief, though this may not be retained in the movie.
Dev Patel as Prince Zuko, a 16-year-old Fire Nation prince who travels with his uncle. The former heir to the throne, he was exiled by his father, Fire Lord Ozai, and ordered to capture the Avatar (who had not been seen in almost a century, making the assignment a wild goose chase) in order to regain his lost honor. He is the primary antagonist of the film.
Shaun Toub as Iroh, Zuko's uncle. He is extremely easy-going and friendly, and often acts as a surrogate father to Zuko. Formerly a great general of the Fire Nation, personal tragedies led to his retirement, and the role of heir-presumptive passed to his younger brother Ozai.
Aasif Mandvi as Admiral Zhao, a hot-tempered Fire Nation Commander in pursuit of the Avatar. He is Zuko's principal rival.
Seychelle Gabriel as Princess Yue, a princess and the daughter of the Chief of the Northern Water Tribe. She is Sokka's love interest.
Jessica Andres as Suki, a leader of the young female warriors of Kyoshi Island, the Kyoshi Warriors.
Cliff Curtis as Fire Lord Ozai, the leader of the Fire Nation. He is the secondary antagonist of the film, and the main antagonist of the series.
Katherine Houghton as Kanna, the grandmother of Katara and Sokka.
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