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'The Last Airbender' has opened -- and did better than expected, at that. So what's next for M. Night Shyamalan?

According to -- appropriately enough -- Philly.com, the future is uncertain for the filmmaker. But one thing looks to be for sure: M. Night's pal, Bradley Cooper, won't be starring in his next movie. 'The Last Airbender' has opened -- and did better than expected, at that. So what's next for M. Night Shyamalan?

According to -- appropriately enough -- Philly.com, the future is uncertain for the filmmaker. But one thing looks to be for sure: M. Night's pal, Bradley Cooper, won't be starring in his next movie.

M. Night has been shopping his latest super-secret thriller project around Hollywood, with the hopes of having Bruce Willis, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cooper involved. But the latter probably has unavoidable scheduling conflicts.

"'Hangover 2,'" laments Shyamalan. "I don't think Bradley can do it because of that."

M. Night hopes to direct his latest thriller before he tackles the second installment of the 'Last Airbender' trilogy -- if, indeed, that comes to pass.

"A trilogy, that's the intention, and the hope, but it [the first 'Last Airbender'] has to do well," says Shyamalan. "I have to get the call [from Paramount] that says 'Go ahead and do it.'"

'The Last Airbender' seems to be doing fine so far, as it earned over $70 million since its release on July 1, despite mostly negative reviews and going up against 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,' which earned over $175 million since its release a day earlier.