M. Night Shyamalan's Got Another Film Happening
by Alex Billington
March 7, 2007
Although there are plenty of M. Night Shyamalan haters out there, you can't forget his older work: The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs. He's not a terrible director, it's just that some people (or rather, lots of them) have come to dislike his recent work, for whatever reasons. However, that doesn't mean he may yet still have a chance to make a comeback, as long as he doesn't continue to cast himself in integral roles. His latest is a film called The Happening.
Some news from Variety states that Fox has is going to give his next project a go, title The Happening, with a budget of around $57 million. The film is a paranoid thriller about a family on the run from a natural crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity. Ain't It Cool News has had the chance to check out the script, and apparently it's so good that they're even calling it a "comeback" for Shyamalan. From what they're saying it's a 1960ish kind of "end of the world" type of movie. Shyamalan is expecting to cast a big male star for the lead role and will film this August in Philadelphia for a likely June 2008 release.