Two New Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes for The Last Airbender
05.30.10 by BJSprecher
Following closely on the heels of the debut of a new TV spot for M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender, Paramount Pictures has released two new featurettes that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie. Based on Nickelodeon's popular animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, the movie takes place in an alternate reality world at war, where the evil Fire Nation has all but consumed the more peaceful Air, Water, and Earth Nations. Just when all seems lost, a young hero (Noah Ringer) emerges with the power to control all four elements and bring balance to the world.
The first featurette shows one of the remote locations in Greenland chosen for filming some of the exterior scenes, with an introduction by Shyamalan and commentary from producer Frank Marshall and actor Dev Patel.
The second featurette offers a time-lapse view of the construction of the Northern Water Tribe set in an old military hanger in Philadelphia, which Shyamalan described as the biggest set "ever built on the East coast of the United States."
The Last Airbender also stars Nicola Peltz as Katara, Jackson Rathbone as Sokka, and Cliff Curtis as Fire Lord Ozai.