Netflix will be adapting a live-action series of Nickelodeon’s famous animation “Avatar: The Last Airbender”.
But before you reject the idea completely, do note that this adaptation will be nothing like M. Night Shyamalan’s disappointing version, as the original creators from the animation series will be involved in the project.
Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, will be the executive producers of the new adaptation, and they promise that this time, they will do it right, especially in terms of culturally appropriate cast.
“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast,” the creators said in a public statement.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building. Netflix is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling, and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.”
There are not much details on the new series as the production won’t start anytime soon until 2019, but the creators have unveiled the concept art of the upcoming live-action that depicts the protagonist with Appa, the six-legged flying bison who Aang and his friends ride as they travel around the world on their quest.
Fans are having mixed reactions upon hearing the news, but it couldn’t possible be worse than Shyamalan’s interpretation right? Just as long as they don’t cast ScarJo, then we’re pretty sure that the series will be on the right path!
— Marcos Melendez (@MarcosMelendezV) September 18, 2018
The official synopsis of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is as follow:-