Avatar Creators Speak Out in Support of Live Action Movies
Avatar Creators Speak Out in Support of Live Action Movies
Posted by Acastus on March 19th, 2007 @ 7:57 AM EST (406)

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Fans will be pleased to hear that Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have finally voiced their thoughts about the upcoming live-action Avatar movie.

In an interview with Sci-Fi.com the co-creators said they are looking forward to the movie and have met with Shyamalan and feel confident he will stay true to the Avatar storyline.

"The movie is in the earliest stages, so it is too soon to comment on exactly what we will be doing," said Konietzko. "However, Mike and I have met with Night and, on top of really admiring his craft, he is a great guy who really respects the material. It means a lot to us that he personally chose to do this project and we look forward to helping him in any way."

This news comes as an enormous relief to many Avatar fans who feared the live-action movie might diverge substantially from the original story. It also dispels fears that the co-creators were going to be left completely out of the creative process as Paramount did not specify their level of contribution when announcing the deal with Shyamalan.

"We are thrilled that there is going to be a feature film of Avatar and that M. Night Shyamalan is writing, producing and directing it," DiMartino said. "Personally, I can't wait to see Appa fly!"

Thanks to Lisa31468 for the update, and the many others who emailed with the news!
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