M. Night Shyamalan is famous for bringing us films like "Sixth Sense", "Signs" and "Lady in the Water". Now he'll head up a new Summer film called "The Last Airbender" a sci-fi/fantasy flick full of martial artistry and huge effects. It's got relatively unknown young stars, so this could become the martial arts and sci-fi type Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings series. It'll be interesting to see how fans react and if it grows a new fanbase.
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The new movie is based on an animated series called "Avatar: The Last Airbender" by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. It will star Noah Ringer as Aang, the young hero who must journey with his two friends to find a waterbending master. At the same time, the Fire Nation is waging war against the Earth Kingdom, Water Tribes and the vanquished Air Nomads. This sounds like it could be a fun ride and it may translate into several movies beyond just this first one.
Check out The Last Airbender movie trailer below via YouTube video. Looks like an intense film for Summer 2010 that could be worth seeing!