First Look: M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening Poster

December 7, 2007
Source: ComingSoon

M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening Poster

For being the very first official image of any sort for M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening, I'm quite unimpressed. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley and follows a family (Wahlberg and Deschanel) that goes on the run from an apocalyptic crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity. Despite M. Night's last film, Lady in the Water, being rather forgettable, I still have an absolute appreciation for the production values and unique feel that only M. Night can bring. I think The Happening will be a strong return for Shyamalan, even if this first teaser poster sucks.

The poster comes courtesy of ComingSoon.

We've Sensed It. We've Seen The Signs. Now… It's Happening.

M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening Poster

What I'm most interested in with The Happening is just finding out what the heck the "apocalyptic crisis" actually is! The only hint is that it was originally described as an "eco-thriller" and the threat is a "natural crisis." Does that mean we're going to see tornadoes take on a mind of their own? Anyway, screw all of you Shyamalan haters out there, his movies are fantastic! It's all about the discovery of the twists, and I know there's going to be something huge in this.

The Happening, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, arrives in theaters on June 13th, 2008 next summer.

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  • Nathan
    Standby for another retarded twist... ...sorry, Alex
  • I'm a big M. Night fan. Loved his first three, felt the Village was iffy, and really wanted to love Lady in the Water, but was very disappointed. I really hope he hits this one out of the park. Given that another favorite Signs had a kind of end of the earth-post apocalyptic-neurotic feel, this could get him back on track. PS. My WGA strike shirt is in the mail!
  • Heckle
    I think its a good teaser. Imagine you know nothing about this movie but you do know who M. Niight is.... This will get you intrigued that he has a new movie and you will want to know more.
  • Phil
    That is one busy poster. I hold out hope that Shyamalan will return to form with this movie. I loved everything he did leading up to Lady in The Water (which was a huge disappointment) so he'll get my $8 to check this one out. That is, unless it scores a 25% on Rotten Tomatoes again or something. Then I may have to reconsider. 😀
  • Riley
    Interesting that the teaser poster's tag line makes reference to The Sixth Sense and Signs. I wonder if Shyamalan's movies all take place in the same world like Tarantino's films.
  • Mikey Aldridge
    Hmmmmmm.... i like it,,, its that kinda numerous outcomes the whole mystery thing that Mis so good at,, i know me and willie will love it,,,
  • Mark
    Poster = Booooooooring. But I still support Shymalamanabahd.
  • John
    I guess everyone ran out of gas...
  • Mikey Aldridge
    "after reading the script" where did you read the script... ??
  • Maybe he can keep the boom mike out of half of the shots in this one... Vic
  • This is really looks like a joke photoshop.
  • Treidon
    The poster is a little dissapointing but after reading the script I have to say that it's just right.. yes it's an eco-thriller and it is by far the most violent and graphic of all Shyamalan's films.. I remember reading somewhere that it may even get an "R" rating. Hopefully James Newton-Howard does the music too..
  • Treidon
    If you look hard enough.. you just may find it.. try a google search.. here is a script review: warning though, it's got spoilers..
  • Nick O.
    An invisible neurotoxin is admitted into the air which causes people to become suicidal. That's supposedly what the "apocalyptic crisis" is.
  • Aw, way to ruin it!
  • Nick O.
    Lol, that's the synopsis Peter over at /Film gave!
  • Pretty cool apocalypse.
  • Keith
    what riley said.
  • Treidon
    Well.. it is supposed to be a teaser poster of sorts and it's done just that.. I mean 18 comments and counting.. people wanna see what this guy does next.
  • Vega Bro
    I'm suprised you havent read the script yet. Its all over the internet and I tried hard, but I couldnt resist reading it. I dont want to give anything away, but dont gets your hopes up about the twist. Thats all I have to say about that. The rest of the movie is really pretty good. Definately an R-rated movie, though.
  • avoidz
    The only thing "happening" is Night Shyamalan's film-cred disappearing after The Sixth Sense.
  • Jeff S
    Knight's a great writer / director - he deserves more cred then he gets I think. Yes "The Village," was awful and "Lady in the Water," felt rushed and incomplete. I still think Shamalamadingdong has what it takes to be one of the greats. While the before mentioned movies were "crap-tacular" in my opinion I still appreciated the concepts and thought the story lines were interesting. Hopefully "The Happening," brings back those glorious stories like Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. With that same notion please don't let this be a Mark Whalberg "hero action star" role otherwise we are all doomed.
  • I don't want to read the script Vega Bro! I want to go in on June 13th and be surprised, down to the details of what the heck is killing people/making them suicidal, to the twist or ending or whatever happens. That's why I never post or mention spoilers here - I always prefer to stay spoiler free until I see it.
  • Zach
    This one really needs to be special and stand out for itself, in order to gain public interest. So making references back to the older films like it's some sort of sequel isn't exactly a bright publicity strategy at all.
  • DJ
    The poster show heavy dark gray clouds. It also says we sensed it (feeling like something big is about to happen in our world), we seen the signs (besides the movie, earthquakes, global temperature rise, polar shift), then it happened.... It sounds like a super volcano eruption (Yellowstone, etc) or The planet Narubis passing by earth, during the alignment of the galatic center in the year 2012. Just a thought.
  • Shawn
    This is going to be a good one, i heard it may even be better than M Nights sign movie. Even though some critics thought that was a miss, i loved it. This is going to be an intense off your seat thriller from start to finish...I just hope it doesnt wind up like the fog or anything like that...
  • syradia
    My guess is that we are led to believe it's a terrorist biological attack, but it's the biblical Apocalypse. It's obvious by the trailer that what is happening is supernatural. And the ads are: we've seen the signs... the Seven Signs perhaps? Just a thought.
  • Kerwin Kuntz
    i think this movie is going to be great because i heard it has something to do with "Nature taking back its planet".
  • Paul Kelly
    Who's sorry now? This has to be one of the worst films I have ever seen. M Shite Sharlatan- this guy has no clothes.




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