A new TV Spot for The Last Airbender
debuted during last night’s 2010 Winter Olympics games.
Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film is set in a world where human civilization is divided into four nations: Water, Earth, Air and Fire.
The Fire Nation is waging a ruthless, oppressive war against the other three nations. The film’s hero, the reluctant young Aang (Noah Ringer
), is the Last Airbender — the Avatar who, according to prophecy, has the ability to manipulate all of the elements and bring all the nations together.
Aided by a protective teenage Waterbender named Katara (Nicola Peltz
) and her bull-headed brother Sokka, Aang proceeds on a perilous journey to restore balance to their war-torn world. Dev Patel plays the Fire Nation’s evil prince Zuko. Exiled from the Fire Nation by his father, Zuko is sent to capture the Avatar in order to restore his honor and right to the throne.
plays Prince Zuko, prince of the Fire Nation. Aasif Mandvi
is set to play the role of Commander Zhao, an ambitious and hot-tempered Fire Nation commander. Shaun Toub
is cast as Uncle Iroh, the retired Fire Nation general and devoted surrogate parent to Dev Patel’s character Zuko. Cliff Curtis
is set to play the ruthless ruler Fire Lord Ozai. Keong Sim
has been cast in the role of Earthbending Father.
Director M. Night Shyamalan
is planning to develop a trilogy of Airbender films, with this first one hitting theaters on July 2nd, 2010.