Paramount Pictures is on the move again. According to Variety, the studio recently hired seven new writers to help with future animation projects. It has also been confirmed that Brad Grey, the chief of Paramount Pictures, has been in search for potential projects for the Studio.
Recent reports suggest that Grey has decided to turn to Paramount Picture’s sister division, Nickelodeon, for a supply of IP’s. Of the potential IP’s listed, the only one that struck me was “The Legend of Korra”.
To start filling a pipeline, Paramount chief Brad Grey is turning to sister division Nickelodeon to supply much of the IP including “Dora the Explorer,” “The Legend of Korra” and “Monkey Quest.”
After M. Night Shyamalan’s disaster of an ‘Avatar Movie’, I can understand why some people may be against this movie. But before you make quick judgments please understand that this movie would be animated. After all, Paramount Picture’s Animated Studio is involved.
I personally think that a Legend of Korra movie would be awesome – if it is done correctly.
A movie based on the 6 month gap between Book 1 and Book 2 would be spectacular. The film could talk about the aftermath of the Equalist Regime and introduce the multitude of problems most would anticipate after such an uprising. And it could act as a transition from Book 1 to Book 2 so the fandom wouldn’t miss a beat.
Those are just my ideas.
But please keep in mind that as exciting as a potential movie is, it’s not confirmed. Paramount Pictures has strongly hinted at the idea of doing a movie, but no one has come out to say that it will be done. So until then, it is only a possibility.
While you wait, check out the live action movie based on Aang’s journey: The Last Airbender. It’s not very good (It’s not really worth finishing), but it’s worth a quick look.