Club PA 2.0 has arrived! If you'd like to access some extra PA content and help support the forums, check it out at patreon.com/ClubPA
The image size limit has been raised to 1mb! Anything larger than that should be linked to. This is a HARD limit, please do not abuse it.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

[Airbender/Korra] Live action remake by the original creators what is happening

18990919395

Posts

  • AstharielAsthariel The Book Eater Registered User regular
    I pretty much lost enthusiasm for Netflix TV series, so I am not going to allow myself to get hyped about this.

    "So in the Second Season of Prison Break, They're Already Broken Out of Prison, But the Name Works Once You Realize That Society Is a Prison."

    Steam Profile
    Lanlaorn
  • KingofMadCowsKingofMadCows Registered User regular
    They would need Stranger Things budget and not Marvel Netflix budget.

  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    They would need Stranger Things budget and not Marvel Netflix budget.

    Someone at Netflix has a pretty good relationship with the various Avatar creators. I think they'll get a good shot at this.

    TheBlackWindNightslyrLostNinjaLoisLane
  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    Rchanen wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Aang was fucking terrible at being an Avatar. That is one of the big lessons of Korra

    I can't remember too well. What did Aang screw up?

    The political system of Republic city is based on Aang and his buddies, he simply let a lot of problems fester, and so on.

    torchlight-sig-80.jpg
    monikerLoisLane
  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    edited September 2018
    With the original creators in charge and Netflix involved, I'd say there's real potential for something good if Netflix doesn't hamstring the showmakers like Nickelodeon did for Korra.

    At the same time, I have no idea how they'll feasibly recreate a lot of locations and sequences without really expensive CG. There's just stuff that an animated series is going to be able to execute a lot more easily than a live-action one.

    Ninja Snarl P on
    monikerNightslyr
  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    I'm excited as long as the show gets the budget it needs.

  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    I wouldn't say Aang was a terrible Avatar. More that the world was changing much faster than ever before, getting much more complicated, and he was only one person.

    GnizmomonikerNightslyrLoisLaneBrainiac 8Tofystedeth
  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    I wouldn't say Aang was a terrible Avatar. More that the world was changing much faster than ever before, getting much more complicated, and he was only one person.

    He was much more interested in being an Airbender than Avatar. (Survivor's guilt, etc)
    Note, I am not saying he was a bad person, but even when dealing with the fire nation, he would've lost rather than done what he needed to do.

    torchlight-sig-80.jpg
  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    edited September 2018
    Due to the likely budget, I am imagining young adult actors performing wushu enhanced with Hercules/Xena quality effects across redressed New Zealand settings. Actually, let's just say I am imagining this as Hercules/Xena, but with Aang and the Gaang.

    GONG-00 on
    Future Employee of Planetary Acquisitions, Inc.
    Pax Arcadia(PC) Division Agent
    xu257gunns6e.png

  • kaidkaid Registered User regular
    LostNinja wrote: »
    Rchanen wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Aang was fucking terrible at being an Avatar. That is one of the big lessons of Korra

    I can't remember too well. What did Aang screw up?

    His kids...

    Not directly avatar related, but Korra did make it depressingly obvious he was a bad dad.

    Given how aang came to be the avatar and what he went through it would be more surprising if he was not a screw up as a dad.

    FencingsaxmonikerNightslyrSorceTransporterPLATofystedeth
  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    I wouldn't say Aang was a terrible Avatar. More that the world was changing much faster than ever before, getting much more complicated, and he was only one person.

    He was much more interested in being an Airbender than Avatar. (Survivor's guilt, etc)
    Note, I am not saying he was a bad person, but even when dealing with the fire nation, he would've lost rather than done what he needed to do.

    He prioritized his personal feelings and philosophy before being the Avatar and if it wasn't for the lion turtle saving him at the second then Ozai would of succeeded in wiping out the other benders and breaking the Avatar reincarnation cycle.

    steam_sig.png
    Fencingsax
  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    I can appreciate Aang's shortcomings as a parent given Tenzin was Aang's first and last hope that airbenders and their culture would continue on without him.

    But definitely thank the spirits his siblings at least had Katara.

    FencingsaxmonikerNightslyrSorceTransporter
  • chrisnlchrisnl Registered User regular
    GONG-00 wrote: »
    Due to the likely budget, I am imagining young adult actors performing wushu enhanced with Hercules/Xena quality effects across redressed New Zealand settings. Actually, let's just say I am imagining this as Hercules/Xena, but with Aang and the Gaang.

    This is a thing I would be perfectly fine with, actually. I loved Hercules/Xena!

    steam_sig.png
    LostNinjaPLA
  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    I am very excited to see a live-action version of Avatar for the first time!

    Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.
    FiendishrabbitKid PresentableQuidBoomerAang SquadDark Raven XKreutzwanderingNightslyrHonkSmurphRiokennTofystedeth
  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    Shame it’s not a sequel to Korra, set it another 70 years later and you don’t even have to make period clothing!

    enlightenedbumdestroyah87
  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Shame it’s not a sequel to Korra, set it another 70 years later and you don’t even have to make period clothing!

    I can't see Korras universe taking the same cultural turns as ours.

    "The western world sips from a poisonous cocktail: Polarisation, populism, protectionism and post-truth"
    -Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden
    monikerQuidFencingsaxNightslyrSorcePLAjakobaggerRiokennSpoit
  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    Cautiously optimistic, but I'd rather see a other season of Korra or hop back a few centuries with a different Avatar. Basically, I want new plotlines rather than a remake of the original one, as amazing as it is.

    AyulinTheBlackWind
  • Chomp-ChompChomp-Chomp Shonen Princess Registered User regular
    Man how in the world will they get an Azula as intimidating?

    On the other hand, casting The Boulder will be perfectly easy

    Cautiously optimistic.

    spool32Tofystedeth
  • swphreakswphreak Registered User regular
    Here's hoping they at least pronounce things correctly.

    Chomp-Chomp
  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    edited September 2018
    swphreak wrote: »
    Here's hoping they at least pronounce things correctly.

    It’s the original creators this time. The money quote from the article:
    We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast.

    They’ve been professional since the movie came out but it’s pretty clear how they feel about M. Night’s hack job.

    Quid on
    MazzyxmonikerBrodyDarkPrimusNightslyrcloudeagleFencingsaxBlameless ClericRiokennDaenrisTofystedeth
  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    edited September 2018
    Curious as to what they mean by "non-whitewashed", considering Aang culturally resembles a Tibetan but is very Caucasian in appearance, down to very blue eyes.

    A few of the characters would be better suited by ethnic actors (obviously in the main cast), sure, but wide swathes of characters were pretty generic Caucasian in appearance and just wore their nation colors to distinguish them.

    Ninja Snarl P on
  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    I am still hoping for a theatrical version based on the ember island play someday.

    steam_sig.png
    LoisLaneXaquinTofystedeth
  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    On the other hand, casting The Boulder will be perfectly easy

    If expensive.

  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Curious as to what they mean by "non-whitewashed", considering Aang culturally resembles a Tibetan but is very Caucasian in appearance, down to very blue eyes.

    A few of the characters would be better suited by ethnic actors (obviously in the main cast), sure, but wide swathes of characters were pretty generic Caucasian in appearance and just wore their nation colors to distinguish them.

    The two characters with the darkest skin tones and playing the largest roles in Aang’s story were replaced with white actors.

    Night also completely removed all the Chinese writing and replaced it with gibberish symbols.

    ShadowenmonikerNightslyrdestroyah87FencingsaxLoisLaneRoad BlockTofystedeth
  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    Curious as to what they mean by "non-whitewashed", considering Aang culturally resembles a Tibetan but is very Caucasian in appearance, down to very blue eyes.

    A few of the characters would be better suited by ethnic actors (obviously in the main cast), sure, but wide swathes of characters were pretty generic Caucasian in appearance and just wore their nation colors to distinguish them.

    Did we watch the same cartoon?

    QuidShadowenJragghenGnizmoNightslyrScooterFencingsaxHarry DresdenInquisitor77LoisLaneBlameless Cleric
  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    okay important question


    What is the Cabbage Budget?

    waNkm4k.jpg?1
    monikerGnizmoFiendishrabbitKreutzFencingsaxLostNinjaInquisitor77Lord PalingtonTNTrooperspool32PLABlameless ClericMvrckdjmitchellaRiokennSpoitXaquinTofystedethEmerlmaster999
  • GaddezGaddez Registered User regular
    I'm kind of curious how you'd go about making an avatar live action series that wouldn't have Star wars prequel levels of CGI to handle special effects, environments and creatures.

    Like, I'm assuming that netflix isn't going to dump game of thrones dollars on this.

    Richy wrote: »
    But I think the resistance I’m getting more has to do with “rawr! Loklar said it! Rage!” than anything else.

    No, it has to do with the fact that you're done nothing but throw lies, blatant flasehoods, and downright dumb statements at us so far.
  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    edited September 2018
    If they film in Georgia for the state tax credits, it will be "My peaches!"

    GONG-00 on
    Future Employee of Planetary Acquisitions, Inc.
    Pax Arcadia(PC) Division Agent
    xu257gunns6e.png

    FencingsaxInquisitor77Chomp-ChompTofystedeth
  • NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
    All I want is for Sokka to have the right amount of snark. He made the original show for me.

    PSN/XBL/Nintendo/Origin/Steam: Nightslyr 3DS: 1607-1682-2948
    Switch: SW-3515-0057-3813 FF XIV: Q'vehn Tia
    monikerTNTrooperTofystedeth
  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Gaddez wrote: »
    I'm kind of curious how you'd go about making an avatar live action series that wouldn't have Star wars prequel levels of CGI to handle special effects, environments and creatures.

    Like, I'm assuming that netflix isn't going to dump game of thrones dollars on this.

    Appa and Momo will probably be missing from most shots by sheer coincidence. Unless they make an animatronic Momo which wouldn’t be a terrible idea.

    Air bending will be easy. The other elements will be tougher but CGI’s come a long way and the bonus for most of these is they’ll be in action shots where there isn’t a ton of time to scrutinize the visual effects.

    I’d wager costumes will be a sizable drain.

  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    I'm curious and all, but yo I'd rather they just get a new animated series set in the Avatar world. Live action remake is always a lil pointless feeling, even (especially?) with the original creators on board.

    Oh brilliant
    P10joshgotroGONG-00LostNinjaInquisitor77McFoddermonikerDisruptedCapitalistAstaerethFiendishrabbitLanlaornChomp-ChompGaddezhonovereduraxPLAChaosHatNightslyrKelorKamar
  • redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited September 2018
    I'm curious and all, but yo I'd rather they just get a new animated series set in the Avatar world. Live action remake is always a lil pointless feeling, even (especially?) with the original creators on board.

    have there been any that have been good? Comic book stuff, sure. But cartoon to live action? I heard death note was ok once you got past the localization and it being Death Note. The Speed Racer movie is good on acid. But i am at a loss for any others that aren't bad.


    edit: Erased seemed good, but has a car accident and that's it for special effects.

    redx on
    This machine kills threads.
  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    There's two Japanese Death Note movies that are pretty solid adaptations, yeh. The Netflix Death Note is fucking weird, feels like it was meant to be a comedy horror and they took out the punchlines.

    Oh brilliant
    Jragghen
  • joshgotrojoshgotro Queen CityRegistered User regular
    American Splendor. That probably doesn't count.

    PLA
  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    I'm confused as to why they're doing it in the first place. By the time they finished both series, Mike and Brian came just short of saying they hated working on the property. Now, that's generally because of all the stress involved with the work that goes into the making of the show and dealing with the network overlords, and not because they legitimately hate the characters and story and whatever, but going back to the well a third time just to remake the first series doesn't seem like a smart idea.

    steam_sig.png
    Backloggery. It's totally updated again, I swear!
  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    I remember them saying they were tired of it at the time but weren’t opposed to going back after a break. Konietzko has been posting Avatar art on his tumblr for a long while now.

    I suspect working under Netflix instead of Nickelodeon also makes it more attractive.

    monikerShadowenNightslyr
  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    edited September 2018
    Man how in the world will they get an Azula as intimidating?

    On the other hand, casting The Boulder will be perfectly easy

    Cautiously optimistic.

    Too bad Summer Bishil is busy on the excellent show The Magicians, she had a cameo as Azula in the M. Night movie that totally did not happen.

    NSFW - swearing



    Charismatic. Ruthless. Beautiful.

    Harry Dresden on
    Chomp-Chomp
  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    Japan and Korea both make a ton of horror movies, right? Seems like a smart place to start.

    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
    Warren 2020
  • LoisLaneLoisLane Registered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    I wouldn't say Aang was a terrible Avatar. More that the world was changing much faster than ever before, getting much more complicated, and he was only one person.

    Funny thing is that he's doing pretty well with the changes in the comics. I wonder what happened to make him flub things up.
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    I am still hoping for a theatrical version based on the ember island play someday.

    Me too, buddy. Me too.

  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    Well, if they get far enough, will get a live-action iteration of the Ember Island players. And that's almost the same thing.

    steam_sig.png
    Backloggery. It's totally updated again, I swear!
Sign In or Register to comment.