Posted on Monday, June 21st, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Briefly: M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Last Airbender opens soon, and advance of that opening he’s apparently trying to set up financing for a new script that he’s penned. Details are thin right now, but he reportedly has some notable talent attached: his The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable star Bruce Willis, plus Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Cooper.
THR reports that Shyamalan is shopping the script, and keeping it shrouded in as much secrecy as possible. At this point we don’t know a title, subject or logline. The story is that only a few studio execs have read the script, and that they’ve done so under the supervision of Shyamalan’s assistant. No word on a sale, or where this would fit into projected Airbender sequels. Does it say anything about Airbender that Paramount didn’t just grab this one before it could go out to other studios, or did Shyamalan want to take the new script elsewhere?