Hey, hey, you! Yeah, you The Last Airbender, where do you think you’re going? Get back right now for some 3D conversion! And that’s an order!
So, as you all guess from our title, we just had a chance to hear that M. Night Shyamalan‘s movie is going to be converted, but, despite this 3D-decision, the film will not be delayed – it will premiere as scheduled on July 2. Ok, at least that’s not changing…
Since that day is coming, let’s first remind some basic official synopsis: 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.
The whole project is based on the Nickelodeon series. So, we know that the Paramount Pictures production is scheduled for release in July but, now, we must add that it will hit global screens in three dimensions.
What we also had a chance to hear, is that Paramount is spending between $5 million to $10 million to make this 3D conversion happen.
And, yes, some people could guess this was coming especially when Last Airbender producer Frank Marshall wrote: “Looking at 3D test… Looking at 3D for various projects, I think it’s here to stay, but not right for all movies… So far, feels like it’s better to shoot in 3D rather than convert. After several 3D tests, I believe you can do a good conversion. Key is don’t treat it as a technical process, but involve the filmmakers.”
Good decision, or bad one, we’ll just have to wait and see!