Buried Writer Set for Shyamalan's Next 'Night Chronicles' Film
Just two days ago we heard that M. Night Shyamalan was busy shopping a secret script around town with Bruce Willis, Bradley Cooper and Gwyneth Paltrow attached. Now Deadline has word on yet another project from Shyamalan, but this one isn't as secret, and the filmmaker is only producing. The project in question, titled Twelve Strangers, is part of Shyamalan's Night Chronicles series of thrillers (the first is Devil) and has Buried screenwriter Chris Sparling scripting the thriller that involves a jury deliberating a case involving the supernatural. Let's just decide right now that we need the line, "You can't handle the ghouls!"
Twelve Strangers is being developed by Media Rights Capital. I'm curious if Sparling's involvement might mean this entire film will be set in one courtroom, since that's what Sparling is known for. As for that other secret Shyamalan project, Deadline has discovered that it would see Bradley Cooper as a father searching for his missing child. That seems very generic, but apparently the father uses some sort of supernatural powers during the search. Both of these projects sounds fairly interesting, and it'll be interesting to see if Shyamalan can make a strong return to supernatural thrillers after finishing his big adaptation of The Last Airbender.