The Nickelodeon Movies/Paramount production is currently shooting in Shymalan's native Philadelphia from a script by Michael Dante DiMartino. Cinematographer Andrew Lesni (all Lord of the Rings films) is lensing the film. Originally titled AVATAR: The Last Airbender, "Avatar" was dropped after James Cameron began production on a film of the same name.
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Photos: Courtesy J.W. Cortes.