The Anime News Network
wrote up a review of SDCC '09. This includes Del Ray manga's announcement that there's going to be a manga adaptation of Shyamalan's The Last Airbender.
From the report:
"Going back to the original manga field, the company is also developing an adaptation of M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender, the movie based on Nickelodeon
's Avatar: The Last Airbender
. The adaptation will be written Dave Roman and drawn by Joon Choi, while a prequel to this will be authored by Nina Matsumoto
So... a manga based on the live action movie based off of the animated series that's already
heavily anime based. We're going in circles here.
Not sure if this is good or bad.EDIT:
Good news! Turns out Alison Wilgus aka Aliwildgoose, was asked by Dave to cowrite the manga. Alison is against the movie casting.
"It's true. Dave was approached to work on this project, and he asked me to cowrite it with him. The books were going to get written by someone, and we ultimately decided that we couldn't pass up this chance to try and steer them toward something the fandom can enjoy.
So...we'll see how it goes!
The awesome chaobunny
asked Ali herself ^_^
I'm still boycotting it. /EDIT