If you follow M. Night Shyamalan on Twitter (you probably don’t) you most likely saw him tweet about his potential upcoming movies. What you probably didn’t notice is that one of his potential upcoming movies is The Last Airbender 2.
Unless you have yet to see The Last Airbender (don’t see it), you’d know that Shyamalan’s vision of the Avatar World isn’t too far from delusional. The guy can make movies: 6th Sense and Unbreakable are two of my favorite movies. But currently, Shyamalan just can’t seem to work his magic in this decade. It’s gotten so bad, in fact, that many believed that The Last Airbender would be the final tip-off most Studios would need to ensure that Shyamalan doesn’t direct another movie again.
Obviously the Studios still haven’t gotten the hint since Shyamalan has another movie, entitled After Earth, that’s due on June 7th 2013. And after that, well, we have reason to believe that he’ll start working on The Last Airbender 2.
Our evidence comes, once again, from Twitter. On Wednesday, September 19th, Shyamalan responded to a twitter user who asked:
@mnightshyamalan What’s the next project after AE? Or not even thinking about that yet? lol
— Joe Farina (@JoeFarina1) September 3, 2012
Deciding between 3. One I’ve already written and 2 that are just in outline form. They are all fighting in my heart right now.
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) September 19, 2012
At first it doesn’t seem so bad: he’s deciding between 3 movies, one of which’s script is already complete. But if you think about hard enough, you’ll probably realize the cold, hard fact too: The Last Airbender 2’s script is complete; Shyamalan finished it a little while ago. This most likely means that the movie script that’s “complete” is The Last Airbender 2′s.
Obviously there is more than one movie competing for Shyamlan’s “heart”, but it seems fairly obvious that one of those competing movies is The Last Airbender 2. After all, why would he write another complete script for a different movie? Any new movies that he’s been contemplating have been made into outlines, not full-blown scripts.
All we can really hope for is that Shyamalan decides to go with another movie rather than The Last Airbender 2.
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