New Release Dates: THE LAST AIRBENDER Bends to July 1, 2010; PRIEST Holds 3D Mass on May 13, 2011

     June 16, 2010


Paramount will stick to the  holiday weekend to debut The Last Airbender, but the studio has bumped up the release one day to Thursday, July 1, 2010.  The M. Night Shyamalan family-friendly martial arts film will now hit theaters just one day after the behemoth that is The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Looking to next year, Sony has pushed the 3D release of Priest from March to May 13, 2011, where it will face off against the Kristen Wiig comedy Bridesmaids.  The pair is nestled in the eye of a box office storm, with Marvel tentpole Thor opening a week earlier on May 6, 2010, and Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (3D) the following week on May 20, 2011.  You can find synopses for Airbender and Priest after the break.

Here’s the synopsis for The Last Airbender:

Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements.

Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war—torn world. Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film “The Last Airbender” is the opening chapter in Aang’s struggle to survive.

I want so badly for this to be good — love the TV series.

Here’s the synopsis for Priest:

A warrior priest (Paul Bettany) disobeys Church law by teaming with a young sheriff (Cam Gigandet) and a beautiful priestess (Maggie Q).  The three band together to track down a band of renegade vampires who have kidnapped the priest’s niece before they turn her into one of them.

Check out Steve’s interview with producer Mike DeLuca regarding Priest here.

Release date info via Box Office Mojo

Priest movie poster

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  • Arlene C. Harris

    so they moved TLA right up against Eclipse? And are marketing it as “the movie guys will see instead of being dragged to see Eclipse” rather than “family action show” that it could have been? Ha ha ha NO, they'll all be going back to see Toy Story 3 for a third time.

    I think Paramount is now trying to dump a film in the middle of summer. “Well yeah we only made $26.50 on opening day, but we opened against a Twilight movie, so, there ya go”?

    Or are they hoping that in the middle of all the “Eclipse takes everyone else's lunch money!” media coverage, no one will be reporting on the whitewashed casting on TLA that is the creamy nougat center of the fail?

    I'm beginning to see why people in the industry don't think Mel Brooks' “The Producers” is all that farfetched…

  • maikerukun

    Priest is looking more interesting, but i'm still pretty upset about Airbender…still gonna see it, but it will be bittersweet…

  • michael rose

    Why would you go see it? Why give money to a movie perpetuating yellowface and ra racist casting?

  • David

    You're an idiot and obviously not a real fan, or someone who understands the movie industry.

    I don't think casting someone with the last name Patel, with darker skin, for one of the main characters is very racist, and I see no attempt to perpetuate yellowface.

    The show, although influenced by some cultures here on earth, doesn't have our nations. So while ignorant people like yourself probably think everyone in the movie should be Asian, because you thought everyone in the show was Asian, you should think twice and get over yourself and realize that they are not. They are the Air Nomads, Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, and Fire Nation.

    You're obviously being racist yourself by assuming the characters were of certain ethnicities.

    I'm not going to agree with all of the choices made for the movie, but I am a fan and want to support this amazing show, because I'm not a moron and I know the point of the casting wasn't to be racist. Jeez.

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  • Brad Brooks

    Don't underestimate the legion of Avatar (not the blue cat people) fans, we'll make sure this movie gets some love over those sparkly vampires.

  • intel352

    So Paul Bettany continues his kinda-sorta-religious-movie trend (begun with Legion). interesting.

    Oh, and I was amazed to read in the article that Thor comes out in 2010! Awesome [/sarcasm]

  • thatsit

    Sure katara has blue eyes but she obviously have dark skin. And Ozai or Iroh are not caucausian names are they? Besides that the show had a consultant that made sure the elements in the show are true their roots. Are you now going to tell me that other races besides caucausians can really bring justice to movies like Lord of the Rings because they did not specify the race of those people either.

  • FrankieM

    Despite the terrible review, Last Airbender managed to make goo money. I will eventually see it after the DVD release date and whenever it makes it to Netflix. To keep on top of all the new movie releases, I prefer

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