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Netflix is producing a 'reimagined' live-action reboot of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'

By Polycount · 8 replies
Sep 18, 2018
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  1. If you're in your late twenties or early thirties, you've probably noticed that quite a few of your favorite childhood cartoons are being re-made as live-action shows.

    "Titans" is one example of this. The series is expected to launch on DC's new "DC Universe" streaming platform October 12, and it will be based on the original Teen Titans cartoon - but with a much darker atmosphere.

    Soon, Avatar: The Last Airbender could be getting the same treatment. On Twitter today, streaming giant Netflix announced that it will be producing an exclusive, "reimagined" live-action version of the show for its platform.

    Not much is known about the upcoming show at the moment. All we really have to go on is a piece of concept art provided by Netflix's "See What's Next" Twitter account, and confirmation that the show's original creators -- Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko -- will be at the helm of this reboot.

    We don't know which characters the story will focus on, nor do we know how different the show will be regarding tone and atmosphere compared to the original series.

    As such, it's tough to say whether or not Netflix's live-action version will live up to the nostalgic memories many have of the show.

    Regardless, it doesn't matter much right now. As of writing, Netflix hasn't announced a release date (or even a release year) for the live-action Avatar remake, so it could still be quite a ways off.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,661   +2,416

    So I guess Shyamalan's atrocity wasn't enough to kill this idea.
    Reehahs and trparky like this.
  3. trparky

    trparky TS Evangelist Posts: 514   +406

  4. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 2,509   +1,510

    Shhhhhhh!! Still trying to blot that out of my mind!
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,366   +1,817

    I'm willing to give this a chance.
  6. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,164   +1,583

    The horror....
  7. Ravey

    Ravey TS Addict Posts: 152   +66

    I must be the only person in the world that enjoyed the movie... That said, Netflix's track record on producing decent "original" content is pretty good. I have a feeling this will be a lot better than the movie.
    Reehahs likes this.
  8. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,397   +303

    M. Night Shyamalan killed the last air bender 1. firebending seemed in slow motion... that I have to claw my eyes out. I only watch movies 2-3x a year since 2010 and that was the worst movie ever. (only dwarfed by Star Wars 7)
    Reehahs likes this.
  9. mbrowne5061

    mbrowne5061 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,178   +648

    Who's what now? I have no idea what you are referring to.

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