M Night Shyamalan has cast Slumdog Millionaire and Skins star Dev Patel in his next movie, the adaptation of animated series The Last Airbender (which, being US produced, isn’t strictly anime, but many anime fans take it to their hearts). According to Variety Patel will play Zuko, a member of the Fire Nation, in a story about races who can manipulate the elements of air, fire and water. The original Nick TV series was called Avatar The Last Airbender, but the film is dropping the "Avatar" to avoid confusion with the James Cameron film.
Warner Bros is producing a pilot for TV shows currently going by the provisional title of "Reincarnation Project", according to The Hollywood Reporter . The premise concerns past-life investigators who use the concept of reincarnation to solve mysteries in their clients' previous lives in order to resolve problems in the present. Deran (House) Sarafian will direct. The same article also reveals that Simon (Con Air) West has been signed to direct the pilot of Human Target, the DC Comics adaptation for Warner Bros.
The ABC Family Channel in the States has cancelled Kyle XY after three series, says The Hollywood Reporter .