I’ll admit to being a little late to the game when it came to “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” the brilliant Nickelodeon animated series that provided the inspiration for M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action feature “The Last Airbender.” Now that it is on my radar, I’m hooked (as anyone following me on Twitter can probably attest) — and I’m probably not alone in wondering if the less-than-stellar response to Shyamalan’s adaptation means Aang and Zuko are finished with the live-action world.
When MTV News spoke to Shyamalan during the junket for “Devil,” the first of the “Night Chronicles” thrillers he conceived and produced (but didn’t write or direct), we asked if the $250 million and growing box office for “The Last Airbender” means we’ll see “Book 2” of the series on the big screen.
“I don’t [know], because there are so many factors they take into account,” said Shyamalan.
“I guess it will get into an area where it becomes a discussion — like pros and cons,” he added. “Should we make ’Transformers 8?’ — that kind of conversation.”
Still, with two more “Night Chronicles” movies planned, Shyamalan said he’s concentrating on his thriller work these days — but he’d still be thrilled to do another “Airbender” movie, given the chance.
“Really, I’m just writing my next thriller, and if I get the call, that would be great,” he said.