According to a report that quickly made its way around the web, the upcoming live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Air Bender” may start filming later this year. The news comes from production paperwork, which reportedly indicates filming on the show will start in Vancouver, Canada.
Also included in the filing is the working title for the project, which appears to be “Trade Winds.” And, confirmation of the new showrunner, Albert Kim.
The Last Airbender takes place in a fantasy world, home to humans, fantastic animals, and supernatural spirits. Human civilization is divided into three pre-industrialized nations, the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, and the Air Nomads, and one industrialized nation, the Fire Nation, capable of manufacturing various kinds of machines. Within each nation, an order of men and women called “Benders” have the ability to manipulate their native element.
The announcement of multiple “Avatar” projects from Avatar Studios came directly from original series co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko back in February. Originally, DiMartino and Konietzko were involved with a live action “Avatar” series at Netflix, but that has since changed.
We’ll let you know what else we hear about this and other news.