Director M. Night Shyamalan, the controversial director of “The Last Airbender,” confirmed that the sequel would hit theaters soon, though the exact date of its release is yet to be disclosed. Five years already passed since the first Airbender movie was released and the director was hurled with hurtful criticism over the 2010 film.
In a report from Movie News Guide, Shyamalan said he is more than eager to work on the sequel. The director also defended his first “Last Airbender” and said, “It’s really weird because on the show the average age was, like, nine-years-old.”
“So you could make it one of two ways: You could make it for that same audience, which is what I did—for 9-and 10-years olds—or you could do the Transformers [sic] version and have Megan Fox. . . I didn’t do that,” Shyamalan was quoted by Movie News Guide via Venture Capital Post. The 2010 movie “Avatar: The Last Airbender” was supposedly planned to be a trilogy, but with the negative reception it had, it is uncertain whether the American-Indian director would still pursue the trilogy plan.
Shyamalan has had several successful films including “Wide Awake,” “Sixth Sense,” “Signs,” “Unbreakable,” and “The Visit” to mention a few. His “Young Artist Award” for his “Wide Awake” in 1998 was his first. A year after, he received three Academy Awards’ nominations – Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for his movie “The Sixth Sense.”