It has been confirmed by Harry Knowles of Ain't it Cool News that this summer's The Last Airbender, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is going to get a 3D transfer after being shot in 2D.
Literally just off the heels of us reporting that Sony Pictures have decided that The Green Hornet is to get the 3D treatment, and be pushed back to 2011 after "disaster" footage, Paramount have given Knowles the confirmation that so will The Last Airbender.
Will M. Night be able to promise a seamless transfer after the atrocious post-produced 3D in the remake of Clash of the Titans? And will he be able to bounce back after his 2008 stinker The Happening?
Paramount inked a deal with Shyamalan to write and direct a live-action trilogy based on the first season of the animated TV series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. After a legal battle over the "Avatar" name with you know who, the film ditched the word from its title. The movie will be released in the United States on July 2, and August 13 in the UK and Ireland.
SYNOPSIS: In a world where the elements, Water, Earth, Fire and Air can be controlled by people known as "benders", the Fire Nation is waging a ruthless war to control the other great nations. The only hope for stopping the war rests on the shoulders of a young boy named Aang (Noah Ringer). The last known Airbender and survivor of the peaceful Air Nomads, Aang is the Avatar. The Avatar is the physical embodiment of the world, with the ability to control all four elements and draw upon the combined power, knowledge, and experience of the Avatar's previous incarnations. The Avatar's duty is to maintain peace between the four nations and the spirit realm, ensuring that the world remains in balance, despite the Fire Nation's war. Aided by a protective teenage Waterbender named Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her warrior brother Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), and his forever loyal Sky Bison Appa, Aang begins a perilous journey to restore balance to their war-torn world. Standing in their way is the ambitious Fire Nation Admiral Zhao (Aasif Mandvi) and Prince Zuko (Dev Patel), the banished prince of the Fire Nation who seeks to capture Aang to regain his honour.