Here's the latest full-length trailer for Shyamalan's The Last Airbender. The film is a live-action adaptation of the animated three-year series on Nickelodeon that was a fav in our household. One of the things I've grown to appreciate about the series is its deliberate choice to tell a complete story--beginning, middle and end--in three years. When done well, this kind of storytelling is perfect for the small screen. Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Life on Mars, and Babylon 5 are other examples of successful (to varying degrees) of this kind of story-arc told with an ending in mind.
In some ways, however, adapting this kind of storytelling to the big screen makes me a bit apprehensive. It's a bit like adapting a novel--and there is much that can be lost in squeezing that kind of density into a couple of hours. But if anyone can do, Shyamalan can.