M. Night Shyamalan produces the show Wayward Pines, based on the novel Pines by Blake Crouch, and the show really looks like some bizarre combination of Twin Peaks and The Prisoner. I’ve made that comparison before, but this new Wayward Pines trailer really hammers it home. Matt Dillon is a Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two other agents, when he finds himself trapped in a small town that seems friendly enough, but is actually far more sinister than its outward appearance suggests. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
M. Night Shyamalan has been discussing the possibility of an Unbreakable 2 on and off for the past 15 years, and he still hasn’t given up hope.
In a new interview, he explains why a sequel would be “cool,” and points out how drastically the superhero movie landscape has changed since the first Unbreakable came out in 2000. Read the Shyamalan Unbreakable 2 comments after the jump. Read More »
Last year, we published a fantastic video by Fourgrounds Media Inc. called The Auteurs of Christmas which reimagined the magic of Christmas morning through the eyes of 10 famous filmmakers. They have returned with a sequel for 2014: The Auteurs of Christmas 2, which features Christmas morning as directed by 10 more filmmakers: Charlie Chaplin, Quentin Tarantino, Terrance Malick, Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Nolan, Jean-Luc Godard, Morgan Spurlock, David Lynch, M Night Shyamalan, Michael Bay. Watch both videos embedded after the jump.
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M. Night Shyamalan‘s new film has a new title and a 2015 release date. Produced as a self-funded indie, Shyamalan’s new picture was originally called Sundowning, but has now been given the title The Visit. He’s partnered with Blumhouse Productions, and through the Blumhouse connection with Universal set that studio as the distribution home for the story of dark family dealings. Universal has set a September 2015 release date for the film, which stars Kathryn Hahn (Step Brothers, Bad Words) and Ed Oxenbould (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day). Read More »
When a show features a slow push in towards a sign bearing a town’s folky name, especially if the setting appears to be the US Pacific Northwest, there’s no way to avoid comparisons to Twin Peaks. And when the show in question also features a lot of rustic wood interiors, quirky characters, and a federal agent arriving in town on an official errand, well, then you’re almost in SNL parody territory. But here’s the trailer for the new M. Night Shyamalan show Wayward Pines. It features all those elements, and looks to all the world like Shyamalan is just producing his own personal Twin Peaks… at least until it also starts looking a lot like The Prisoner. Read More »
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Sundowning is M. Night Shyamalan‘s return to the genre that made him a household name: the psychological thriller. The director has been filming in his home state of Pennsylvania for a few weeks and documenting the experience on Twitter. Now, a few more details about the film have been revealed. Kathryn Hahn (Step Brothers, Bad Words) and Ed Oxenbould (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) play a mother and son in the film. Previous reports of Bruce Willis and Denzel Washington appearing are apparently false. Read More »
After some big budget missteps, M. Night Shyamalan is dialing things back for his next movie. The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable director is currently filming a small film called Sundowning, which reportedly only has a cast and crew of 10. Read More »
M. Night Shyamalan broke out big with The Sixth Sense, which starred Bruce Willis, and the two worked together on the follow-up Unbreakable. Now they’re back together once more for a film called Labor of Love. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
There’s no two ways about it: M. Night Shyamalan has whiffed in his last several attempts to make movies. Lady in the Water and The Happening were widely panned, The Last Airbender somehow fared even worse, and After Earth managed to disappoint even with the low, low expectations surrounding it. (To be fair, the blame does not rest entirely on Shyamalan’s shoulders with that one.)
But hey, there’s always the chance he’ll fare better on TV. Later this year, Shyamalan is set to debut his first TV series, a “Twin Peaks-y” Fox thriller titled Wayward Pines. And it looks worth a peek, if only for its solid cast. Matt Dillon leads, and Melissa Leo, Terrance Howard, and Juliette Lewis also star. Get the first look after the jump.
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