The Last Airbender Movie

The Last Airbender, a live-action film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is roughly based on the first season of the animated series. Many world & character details have been altered in this adaptation, including the characters' real world based ethnicities and cultures.

Overview/Changes  -  Links  -  Cast & Crew


From the official website:

"Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world.

Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, "Avatar: The Last Airbender," the live-action feature film "The Last Airbender" is the opening chapter in Aang’s struggle to survive."

This first movie covers Book 1: Water or the first season of the animated tv show. The word "Avatar" was dropped from the movie title due to conflicts with James Cameron's 2009 movie also titled "Avatar."

Movie changes include:

A list highlighting all of the changes will be added later on, probably.

Links - Official movie website + trailers - Information on the cast/culture whitewashing - Fansite for latest movie/production information - Fansite for latest movie information

Movie Timeline -'s movie production/racefail timeline

Wikipedia - General information on the movie/production/spin-offs

Cast & Crew
(or at least part of it)

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present
a Blinding Edge Pictures/Kennedy/Marshall Company production
Written, Produced, and Directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

  Visual Effects & Animation by:   Industrial Light & Magic

  Music by:   James Newton Howard

  Costume Designer:   Judianna Makovsky

  Director of Photography:   Andrew Lesnie, ACS, ASC

  Production Designer:   Philip Messina

  Casting Director:   DeeDee Ricketts

  Edited by:   Conrad Buff, A.C.F.

  Produced by:   Sam Mercer, Frank Marshall

  Co-Producer:   Jose L. Rodiguez

  Executive Producers:   Kathleen Kennedy, Scott Aversano,
  Michael Dante DiMartino, and Bryan Konietzko