You have to give M. Night Shyamalan credit for one thing, he’s determined.
Variety reports that the “The Sixth Sense” & “The Village” filmmaker has decided to put his plans for a live-action adaptation of the cartoon series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” on hold for now.
Rather he’s pursuing his new script “The Green Effect” which deals with a large-scale, cataclysmic environmental crisis along “Day of the Triffids” style lines.
Last week it was reported that no studios were interested enough in the project to pick it up, and that report has since been confirmed by the trade paper.
It adds however that the director walked away from his round of meetings with ideas and notes and has gone home to do a rewrite.
He then will return within a month, armed with a script that will bear a new title, along with a cast and budget.
Shyamalan’s recent visits did not include the Disney offices apparently with whom he had a now infamous falling out with over the script of his recent failure “Lady in the Water”.