We are only just starting to get marketing material from M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender which is still a year away, however producer Frank Marshall has revealed that Shyamalan is already working on the second movie, and that they plan on shooting the trilogy over the span of 6 years.
Unlike Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS, this trio of films won’t lense back-to-back-to-back. “We’re shooting them one at a time, because they’re being written one at a time,” says veteran producer (and STARLOG favorite) Frank Marshall. “Night is now working on the script for the second movie, but he hasn’t had time to write the second or third ones. He’s looking at the arc of all three. One of the things we’ll be doing is using the sets, ships and elements for each different nation in this film and incorporating them into movies two and three. We’re not waiting. There just isn’t enough time. Night will finish this movie, then the script and then we’ll prepare for the next one. I think it’ll probably happen over six years.”
Whenever young actors are involved, especially when they are the main character, the film makers have to be quick off the mark when making sequels due to mother natures gift of ‘ageing’. In 6 years Noah Ringer who plays Aang will be 20, and no longer a kid.