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M. Night Shyamalan's 'Avatar' Got Release Date, Title Changed

April 16, 2008 (5:08 am) GMT
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies have revealed the release date as well as the new title of the live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's animated series 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'.

M. Night Shyamalan's fans apparently have to wait longer to see the latest project "Avatar: The Last Airbender " from the acclaimed director. On April 15, Variety came out with a report stating that the movie version of the Nickelodeon's animated series has received its theatrical screening schedule.

According to the movie news site, the film for Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies has now listed to bow in theaters on July 2, 2010. By getting the specific date as its release schedule, the live-action adaptation film becomes the first film to claim the date. Additionally, to avoid confusion with James Cameron's upcoming 3-D film "", the film has dropped its "Avatar" title making it to be known only as "".

"Airbender" is a feature film project by the director of "" as he is the one who is set to serve as the film's helmer, producer as well as writer. Talking about the film, Shyamalan revealed that he will base the film on the version influenced by Japanese anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. The film itself follows the story of a young hero seeking to save the world from the barbarous 'Fire Nation' using his ability to manipulate elements.

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