Plot Details for M. Night Shyamalan's Devil Finally Uncovered
If you want to stay completely fresh on this project, then you should stop reading. But if you want to know just a little bit more about what happens in this, not enough to ruin the experience, but enough to get you interested, then keep on reading. Most of what is said will be revealed in the first trailer anyway, so it's not that big of a deal. Earlier this week it was announced that Chris Messina would star in Devil, an M. Night Shyamalan produced project and the first film in his Night Chronicles series. John Erick and Drew Dowdle (of The Poughkeepsie Tapes) are directing from a script written by Brian Nelson. Read on to find out!
Following that casting, Brendon from SlashFilm went on a quest to find out more details about the project. He first discovered this short logline: "A group of people are trapped in an elevator, and one of them is the devil." From the mind of M. Night Shyamalan, that's enough to get me excited, but he also uncovered a bit more (since the script is apparently floating around). "Devil is basically a supernatural thriller set inside of an office building. There are some people stuck in an elevator, and one of them is not who they say they are [the devil]." Definitely sounds like a very cool concept and I'm even more excited for it knowing this.
I hope this isn't made using only footage from security tapes (in the office building) and that's it. Following Paranormal Activity, I have a feeling that's what they could do, to ramp up the thrills. "There is also a security guard and a policeman. The security guard is trying to convince the policeman to get them out of the elevator. He is also trying to convince the policeman that he is the chosen one to save the people." I'm liking this the more I hear, but I think that's the perfect place to stop. Ideally, I'd love to just see this at a festival only knowing that much, but I'm sure Universal is going to build up a big marketing campaign for it.