Producer Frank Marshall hearts Boise. Dude has premiered some of his most famous flicks in the City of Trees, including The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. And lucky for us, he's heading back to town to show off his new blockbuster, The Last Airbender, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, of The Sixth Sense and Signs fame.
Known for founding the successful production company Amblin Entertainment with his wife Kathleen Kennedy and mega-man Steven Spielberg, Marshall is responsible for producing a number of other notable films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Poltergeist, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Hook. Marshall also directed the films Arachnophobia, Alive, Congo and Eight Below. On Tuesday, June 29, Marshall and The Last Airbender will make their way to the Egyptian Theatre for a special red carpet screening featuring a raffle, a performance by Throwdown of Idaho's Dragon Bushido XMA Team and a Q & A with Marshall after the screening.
Like Captain Planet (minus the wussy "heart"), the world of The Last Airbender is filled with folks who can summon the power of the elements--water, earth, fire, air--to their advantage. Unfortunately, the leader of the Fire Nation has gotten hotheaded and waged a war against the other elemental nations. Now it's up to Aang--the last known Airbender from the peaceful Air Nomads nation--to save the world.
If you want to do even more Hollywood hobnobbing, head over to the Linen Building later that evening at 7:30 p.m. for "Inside The Producer's Forum," which will feature a discussion with Marshall and local legend Michael Hoffman. Tickets are $100 a pop and can be purchased by dialing Boise Contemporary Theater Patron Services Manager Amanda Micheletty at 208-331-9224, ext. 205.
Tuesday, June 29, 1 p.m., $7.75-$17.75, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273, egyptiantheatre.net.