The release of M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Last Airbender will not be delayed to convert the film to 3D. Despite the decision to convert the movie to 3D, the film will premiere as scheduled on July 2.

The Last Airbender (Paramount)

The Last Airbender (Paramount)

The success of James Cameron‘s Avatar in 3D has led to a slew of recent 3D film conversions, including Clash of the Titans and Priest. According to, Paramount is jumping on the bandwagon to convert M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender to 3D as well.

Shyamalan reportedly wanted to convert the The Last Airbender to 3D early on, but had to convince Paramount it was worth the trouble. After testing out the film in 3D, the studio apparently decided to give it a go.

The Last Airbender is a live-action rework of the animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The film features Noah Ringer as a boy who uses the elements to battle off evil forces. The movie also stars Dev Patel, Nicola Peltz and Jackson Rathbone.

We hope the 3D conversion of The Last Airbender will be more successful than the one for Clash of the Titans. From the trailer, we think the film has promise as a 3D movie, but we’ll have to wait to see it in theaters to judge the full effect.

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