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The beautiful and talented onscreen actress-model Milla Jovovich sits with the folks at A.V Club to discuss about the new installment in Resident Evil series where she also brought up a short conversation about M.Night Shyamalan’s controversial film “The Last Airbender”. She reveals her desires to be a part of THE LAST AIRBENDER 2.
AVC: And yet it’s almost a career risk for a woman to be an action star. There are only a handful who’ve carried franchises – Linda Hamilton, Sigourney Weaver, Angelina Jolie…
MJ: I never looked at it like that before. What made it real to me was that it was something I really loved. I love the training, learning the stunts, doing them. I love feeling that power – doing things you could never actually do in life – like flying and doing backflips in the air! Like, I came over on a plane yesterday, and one the two movies I chose to watch were The Karate Kid and The Last Airbender, which I thought was awesome
AVC: The M. Night Shyamalan movie?
MJ: The action sequences were so good, and that little boy killed me. And I was all, like, in airbending mode the whole car ride home. I can’t help it. I love martial-arts movies. I grew up with my dad watching kung-fu theater every Sunday. So it was kind of my thing. I really want my agent to make sure they write a part in the next Airbender movie for me. I’ll be really upset if I don’t get to be a waterbender or something.
So far, The Last Airbender has earned an impressive earning from all the theatres around the earth and currently sits on $308.2 million, yet there are no words on a sequel being green-lit for production. We the fans of M.Night Shyamalan, of course, and personaly myself like the idea of seeing the talented Milla Jovovich to be in a M.Night Shyamalan film and we all would love to see her in The Last Airbender 2 as well as she is a capable action star. So, what you guys think of Milla’s comments and do you think M.Night would lock her in for The Last Airbender sequel if Paramount says the word “Yes” for the sequel?
To read the rest of her interview, jump here.
According to Box Office Mojo, M.Night Shyamalan’s THE LAST AIRBENDER passed $300M worldwide by adding another $6.5M to its international take of $168.9M. In domestic box office “The Last Airbender” is currently sitting on $131M. The film is a live-action film adaptation based on the first season of the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender.
The Last Airbender is currently playing in 2,017 venues over 30 different territories across the earth and will be opening in theatres this October, 15th in Sweden. The Last Airbender Blu-Ray and DVD will be on the shelves in the US on November 16, 2010.
M.Night Shyamalan and James Cameron may have fought over the right to the same name, but M.Night Shyamalan insists he has no hard feelings towards James Cameron.
The filmmakers were in dispute over Avatar. While Cameron successfully brought out his 3D epic under that title at the end of 2009, M Night was forced to choose something else for his big screen adaptation of Nickelodeon’s animated series Avatar, when it hit screens in 2010. In the end he called his blockbuster fantasy The Last Airbender and insists he’s not upset about the change.
“It’s one of those total coincidences,” said The Sixth Sense filmmaker. “Who would’ve thought that someone would have that name. But [James Cameron] had it six years before the [cartoon] was even thought of,” he added.
“James as we all know worked on [Avatar] for many years. When I first heard I was like, ‘he’s been working on this for 10 years? Come on now!’ And it turned out he was!” said Shyamalan.
Cameron’s Avatar went on to become the highest grossing film of all time and had record breaking DVD sales. Despite their title tussle, M Night says he is one of the movie’s many fans.
“I love it. Anyone who puts that much effort and treats our industry with art, I’ll give them any title they want!”
The other featured speaker of the 3D Entertainment Summit was famed Hollywood Producer M. Night Shyamalan.
In a rambling, confusing, and interesting 30 minute conversation about 3D, the industry, and how he felt the younger producers were being “forced” to plunge in and use this new approach to film making, the maker of The Devil, his newest film, went from wanting to use 3D, to not wanting to use it, to using parts of it in a film, to some place of still trying to work it all out.
According to Digital Spy it seems like M.Night Shyamlan’s THE LAST AIRBENDER is a winner at the box office in Australia. The Last Airbender has gone straight to the top in Australia.
The big-screen adaptation of Nickelodeon’s popular cartoon series takes in $2.7 million to narrowly edge out last week’s chart topper Despicable Me to the number one spot.
The Other Guys and Tomorrow, When The War Began are at numbers three and four, while the Emma Stone-led high school comedy Easy A is a new entry at five.
Elsewhere, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore debuts at number seven, ahead of blockbusters Salt and Inception.
M.Night Shyamalan’s latest movie THE LAST AIRBENDER will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 16th, 2010. The movie will be releases in three different versions. A Standard DVD version will be priced at $19.99 SRP, a single-disc Blu-ray will cost $24.99 SRP and a two-disc BD/DVD/DIGITAL COPY set will run for $29.99 SRP. You can see the cover on the banner above. The movie stars Noah Ringer, Jackson Rathbone, Nicola Peltz, Dev Patel, Shaun Toub and Cliff Curtis.
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.
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M.Night Shyamalan just talked to MTV during a press junket for the first of his Night Chronicle thrillers DEVIL, Shyamalan was asked whether he thought a sequel might ever see the greenlight.
“I don’t know because there are so many factors they take into account,” answered the director, adding, ”I guess it will get into an area where it becomes a discussion — like pros and cons,” he added. “Should we make ‘Transformers 8?’ — that kind of conversation.”
With another two Night Chronicle’s movies planned, which he will conceive and produce though not write or direct, Shyamalan is very much focused on his thrillers. He would, however, be open to returning to the saga.
“Really, I’m just writing my next thriller, and if I get the call, that would be great.”
Critics took their turn bashing M.Night Shyamalan’ s THE LAST AIRBENDER and some even stepped outside of the box to bash M.Night Shyamalan personally. Disrespecting the “The Sixth Sense” “Unbreakable” director and chanted that M.Night Shyamalan’s career is over.
However, reviews are often useless when it comes to the box office, which can disgust critics and make studios sign in relief. Even some poorly reviewed movies are box office hits and can save a franchise. The Last Airbender was opened on the Fourth of July weekend and in spite of review rants the film opened big and Shyamalan laughed heading to the bank.
The Last Airbender was opened in a difficult period. Twilight: Eclipse was destroying all competitions in its first weekend, while Toy Story 3 was still doing big business in its third week. All the awful The Last Airbender review scores may ensured that it would get blown by Eclipse, yet that didn’t meant that the film would be a bomb.
According to Deadline Hollywood, the film opened to $16 millions on Friday July, 2, 2010, behind Eclipse’s third day of $28.2 million. Despite all of The Last Airbender review complaints, the film was built in brand name. M.Night Shyamlan himself is still a brand, despite his declining reputation. In addition, the 3D prices also helped boost the numbers, even though most critics stated that the 3D conversion was terrible.
Let’s not constitute the film a bomb. The Last Airbender earned $20.3 million from 45 territories according to Box Office Mojo. It held steady to a $3 million first week take in China and a $4.3 million debut in Mexico. In two months, The Last Airbender earned $122.2 million overseas for a worldwide (domestic plus foreign) total of $252.8 million.
M.Night Shyamalan always planned to make THE LAST AIRBENDER into a trilogy. Now we are waiting for Paramount to green lit the project with a trilogy.
The folks at Coventry Telegraph just published an lengthy guide to M.Night Shyamlan’s THE LAST AIRBENDER – adapted from the Nickelodeon animated series – four nations represent the elements of air, water, earth and fire.
The Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others and a century passes with no end in sight to the destruction.
Then a boy called Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. He joins forces with a waterbender called Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her brother Sokka (Jackson Rathbone) to restore balance to their wartorn world.
We have been sent a rather handy guide to the world presented in the film and, whether you’ve seen the movie or not, it’s interesting and informative enough to share with you here… read more about the world of The Last Airbender
M.Night Shyamalan is known for spine-chilling thrillers with ghoulish final-frame twists like in The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and The Village. But director M Night Shyamalan says he loved getting the chance to be a big kid again when making his latest film ‘extravaganza’ The Last Airbender.
Based on a hit children’s TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender, the film in which the world is at war and its fate lies in the hand of one small boy. ‘I think each artist thinks of themselves at a certain period of their life and a little bit of me perceives me as a ten-year-old a lot,’ Shyamalan tells AAP from his home in the US.
‘You see it, even in my darker pieces – there’s always a perspective from that age group. Whether it’s Unbreakable when he sees his father in a certain way, obviously in The Sixth Sense and also in Signs which tells the kid’s point of view of what’s going on.
‘It’s always feathered in there. ‘The Last Airbender tells the story of a primitive world which is being threatened with extinction by the Fire Nation, who aims to annihilate the more peace-loving nations of Air, Water and Earth.
But then a ‘waterbender’, who is still learning to control her powers, discovers the long-lost Aang – not only the world’s last airbender, but an avatar sent to save the earth.