“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender,” DiMartino and Konietzko said in a release announcing the project. “We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast.
With the original creators on board. I'm excited.
Smart to include them this time, while I don't really think it's necessary to retell the story in live action, it would have had an immediate negative reaction if they had attempted this without them.