A couple journalists recently had the opportunity to sit in on a mini-conference call with M. Night Shyamalan. MovieWeb.com’s Brian Gallagher was one of those journalists.
Q: Is there anything you can tell us about The Last Airbender?
M. Night Shyamalan: It is gonna be really cool (Laughs). I’m at the stage where we have pre-vized the last act of the movie. Because my normal approach to filmmaking is almost like making an animated movie, you take out every shot and analyze everything, it kind of lays out really nicely for a big CGI movie. That is such a helpful thing in the process with all the pre-viz. I feel like I’m making the movie right now. I’m editing it and stuff because doing the pre-viz, if you were here, I could show you the last 30 minutes of The Last Airbender in animatic form. It’s an amazing and emotional experience, just to watch that.
I highly recommend checking out the full interview. They talk a lot about The Happening and the process of getting it made. They also touch a little bit more on The Last Airbender and an Unbreakable sequel.