Netflix is growing a live-action remake of ‘Avatar: The Final Airbender.’
In line with The Wrap, in 2018, Netflix introduced a live-action remake of the favored present Avatar: The Final Airbender was within the works. On the time, it was stated that the unique creators of the present, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, would function govt producers and showrunners of the brand new live-action remake.
“We’re thrilled for the chance to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Final Airbender,” Michael and Bryan stated in a press release. “We will’t wait to understand Aang’s world as cinematically as we all the time imagined it to be, and with a culturally acceptable, non-whitewashed forged.”
Including, “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime probability to construct upon everybody’s nice work on the unique animated collection and go even deeper into the characters, story, motion, and world-building. Netflix is wholly devoted to manifesting our imaginative and prescient for this retelling, and we’re extremely grateful to be partnering with them.”
‘Avatar’s Netflix collection launch date stays up within the air as a result of artistic variations.
Michael and Bryan in the end walked away when it turned obvious that the imaginative and prescient that they needed wouldn’t be what was placed on display.
“A lot of you could have been asking me for updates concerning the Avatar live-action Netflix collection,” Michael wrote in an open letter to followers posted on his web site. “I can lastly let you know that I’m not concerned with the undertaking. In June of this 12 months, after two years of improvement work, Bryan Konietzko and I made the tough resolution to depart the manufacturing.”
“When Bryan and I signed on to the undertaking in 2018, we had been employed as govt producers and showrunners. In a joint announcement for the collection, Netflix stated that it was dedicated to honoring our imaginative and prescient for this retelling and to supporting us on creating the collection,” he continued. “And we expressed how excited we had been for the chance to be on the helm. Sadly, issues didn’t go as we had hoped.”
Whereas the 2 are leaving the reside motion remake, Michael is not throwing away the entire undertaking — however it will likely be with out him. “Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar has the potential to be good. It would develop into a present lots of you find yourself having fun with,” he stated. “However what I could be sure about is that no matter model finally ends up on-screen, it won’t be what Bryan and I had envisioned or supposed to make.”
Whereas the 2 showrunners have left the undertaking and there is nonetheless rather a lot left unknown as to when it’ll be launched, Netflix remains to be assured within the path of the reside remake.
“We’ve full respect and admiration for Michael and Bryan and the story that they created within the Avatar animated collection,” a Netflix spokesperson stated in a press release, in line with Deadline. “Though they’ve chosen to depart the reside motion undertaking, we’re assured within the artistic group and their adaptation.”
Guess we must wait and see what occurs.