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There are only three rules when you come to Grandma’s house:
1) Eat as much as you want.
2) Have a great time.
3) Don’t ever leave your room after 9:30 p.m.
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit.
Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of Becca (Olivia Dejonge of The Sisterhood of Night) and her brother, Tyler (Ed Oxenbould of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), who are sent to their Nana (Tony Award winner Deanna Dunagan of TV’s Unforgettable) and Pop Pop’s (Peter McRobbie of Lincoln) remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip.
Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of ever getting back home to »
- Movie Geeks
Universal Pictures is having a banner year. They set some pretty big industry records, wrecking the box office with their franchise sequels and one very sly biopic that no one saw coming. Now, they are ready to unleash their fall and holiday slate, which runs from September to November. They're going to tap out early, with nothing set for release in December. That's okay. They've already done better than any other studio in 2015. They could take the rest of the year off, and it still wouldn't matter.
But they're not going to do that. Traditionally, fall movies are all about Oscar. It's the awards season, and most studios are ready to flaunt their drama-heavy fare. Universal is taking a slightly different approach. While they have a few Academy Award contenders coming our way over the course of the next three months, they seem more interested in keeping the big blockbuster train moving. »
It's not much of a leap to say that M. Night Shyamalan is at his best when he's telling small, contained stories. Give him a family, a farmhouse and some lights in the sky and he can do some amazing things. Give him a huge budget and an anime to adapt, and, well, it doesn't turn out quite so well. That's why we're so excited for Shyamalan's next movie, The Visit, that sees him partnering with low-budget horror maestro Jason Blum (Unfriended, The Purge). Not only does...
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Beasts have always provided fantastic source material for horror filmmakers across the ages, whether from the mythical world or the natural. To celebrate the release of Into the Grizzly Maze last week we take a look back at some the biggest, baddest beasts on film…
Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)
Starring James Marsden, Thomas Jane and Billy Bob Thornton, Into the Grizzly Maze tells the story of a sheriff (Jane), thrown into turmoil when a massive rogue grizzly wreaks havoc in a local Alaskan community. Enlisting the help of his estranged brother (Marsden) he enters the labyrinthine Grizzly Maze to track down his missing wife, before the bear does. As the body count mounts, things are only further complicated when an infamous bear hunter (Thornton) enters the fray, determined to take down the bear he’s been waiting for his whole life…
- Phil Wheat
Shyamalan, who has a new movie due in cinemas next month called The Visit, will start shooting the unnamed film in November, with Phoenix leading. That’s all we know about, except for the fact that Jason Blum will produce. Blum and Shyamalan teamed on The Visit, a very low-budget film that was made from just $5 million. The early bizz for that movie suggest that it is a return to form for the director of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, with the ‘secret movie‘ being picked up for international distribution by Universal. It’s quite a contrast to his last movie, the huge-budget, loss-making After Earth. »
- Paul Heath
It’s been over a decade since Joaquin Phoenix and M. Night Shyamalan worked together. Since 2004’s The Village, Phoenix’s stock has risen and risen to the point that he’s one of the most interesting leading men in movies. Meanwhile, Shyamalan’s has plummeted to an astonishing depth. But it looks as though Joaquin Phoenix is going to help him out of this slump by starring in the director’s next project. According to Deadline, Joaquin Phoenix is currently in discussions to star in the brand spanking new movie from M. Night Shyamalan. What will the film entail? At the moment, only individuals extremely close to the project know the plot and logline for it. Which, because it’s an M. Night Shyamalan movie, is hardly surprising, as he tries to keep everything as close to his vest as possible before »
It's not much of a leap to say that M. Night Shyamalan is at his best when he's telling small, contained stories. Give him a family, a farmhouse, and some lights in the sky and he can do some amazing things. Give him a huge budget and an anime to adapt, and, well, it doesn't turn out quite so well. That's why we're so excited for Shyamalan's next movie, The Visit, that sees him partnering with low-budget horror maestro Jason Blum. Not only does the trailer look plenty freaky, but early buzz on the movie is fairly strong as well. And apparently Blum and Shyamalan are both happy with the result, too, because they're already planning their next movie together. But wait! It gets better! Not only are Shyamalan and Blum making another low budget genre...
- Peter Hall
Deadline states that the new film will work on a smaller-scale budget than some of the bigger movies in Shyamalan’s filmography, closer to that of The Visit which cost around $5 million.
- Scott J. Davis
It’s been a full 11 years since Joaquin Phoenix and M. Night Shyamalan last collaborated for The Village, a somewhat divisive thriller that failed to match the box office heights of Signs, which drew in over $400 million worldwide in 2002. Nevertheless, fast forward to the here and now and Deadline reports that the pair are close to reuniting for a brand new project.
According to the outlet, Phoenix has entered negotiations to topline the as-yet-untitled film. Granted, his would-be collaboration with Shyamalan isn’t the only potential reunion on the cards, as the director’s latest is to be produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Pictures banner. Over the past few months, Shyamalan has worked in tandem with the horror maestro for his upcoming genre piece The Visit, itself described as a twisted, modernized take on the famed tale of Hansel and Gretel.
Little-to-no information has been released about the filmmaker »
- Michael Briers
It’s been a good year so far for M. Night Shyamalan, or at least a much better year than the last few. His TV series Wayward Pines had a solid audience, and his new film The Visit has drawn rave reviews as it has been previewed throughout the summer. Now it looks like the writer/director will […]
- Russ Fischer
M. Night Shyamalan seems to be vying for a sort of renaissance, with Wayward Pines earning fairly good reviews and his upcoming film, the low-budget, self-financed The Visit, marking his return to indie horror. Now Deadline reports that Shyamalan is in talks reunite with an old collaborator: Joaquin Phoenix. The premise for the film remains mysterious, as is the case with most of Shyamalan's movies, but production will tentatively begin this fall, with the shoot taking place in Philadelphia. Phoenix last appeared in Shyamalan's The Village (2004), the film held up by many as the point when the filmmaker's reputation took a nosedive. It was a box-office hit, earning over $250 million, but it was also his first film to earn a "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. (None of his films has been "Fresh" since.) The year after The Village, Phoenix earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Johnny »
- Greg Cwik
Joaquin Phoenix and M. Night Shyamalan are looking to do another picture together, so apparently someone can stand being around the often-criticized filmmaker for more than one project. Phoenix is in negotiations to join Shyamalan for their third picture (Signs and The Village), with Jason Blum, who just worked with Shyamalan on The Visit, set to be released on September 11, lining up to produce the... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Twist master M. Night Shyamalan returns to the horror genre with next month’s The Visit, produced by Jason Blum’s hugely successful Blumhouse Productions. Now we’re getting word that filmmaker and producer are set to reunite on another project, so read… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
Joaquin Phoenix to reunite with M. Night Shyamalan According to Deadline, three-time Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (The Master, Walk the Line) is set to reunite with filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, The Visit) on a new, untitled film project from producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious). Phoenix previously worked with the director…
- Max Evry
The year has been a stunning success for Universal with a market share of more than 28% domestically.
Universal has the top film of the year with “Jurassic World” at $639.8 million, which leads Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” by nearly $200 million. It has four other titles in the top 10 — No. 3, “Furious 7” ($352.6 million); No. 6, Illumination’s “Minions” ($321.1 million); No. 8, “Pitch Perfect 2” ($183.8 million) and No. 10, “Fifty Shades of Grey” ($166.2 million).
Wednesday’s announcement comes two days after Universal Pictures Intl. set a new record for the highest-grossing year ever at the international box office with $3.78 billion.
Universal noted that it posted six of the 10 biggest domestic openings of the year led by “Jurassic World” ($208.7 million); No. 3, “Furious 7′ ($147.2 million); No. 4, Illumination’s “Minions” ($115.7 million); No. »
- Dave McNary
While Joaquin Phoenix is perhaps best known for his bromances with James Gray and Paul Thomas Anderson, you might have forgotten there's another director he's pretty chummy with: M. Night Shyamalan. The duo have made two films together, "Signs" (which is legitimately good, in my opinion) and "The Village" (which is… not), and the pair are set to to work together again for the first time in over a decade. Read More: Review: 'After Earth' Provides Father-Son Counseling Within Generic Sci-Fi Trappings Variety reports the Phoenix will star in a new film to be directed by Shyamalan, and plot details are of course under wraps. But low budget outlet Blumhouse Productions is behind this project, as they are with Shyamalan's upcoming found footage thing "The Visit," so presumably it will be a small scale affair. But then again, Blumhouse was also one of the folks behind "Whiplash," so who knows… »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With Wayward Pines drawing decent reviews on TV and some buzz about his latest film, The Visit, M. Night Shyamalan is hoping for a career upswing after the likes of The Last Airbender and After Earth. He’s got a new, untitled movie set up with Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions, and he has Joaquin Phoenix negotiating for a lead role.The pair, of course, are old collaborators, with Phoenix having appeared in both Signs and The Village. This new one is being kept a closely guarded secret, but it will, as is often the case with the director, shoot in Philadelphia (he likes to stay close to home with most of his movies). And, like The Visit – budgeted at Blumhouse’s standard $5 million, which Shyamalan put up himself – it’ll be another less expensive effort. Especially compared to the last time Phoenix worked with him. Shyamalan will start the »
Shyamalan would direct with Jason Blum on board to produce through his Blumhouse Pictures banner.
As with any Shyamalan project, plot details are under lock and key, but the project will likely include elements of the supernatural. Given Blum’s involvement, the project’s budget will probably be relatively small, which would be more on par with Shyamalan’s “The Visit,” another Blum-produced pic that bows next month.
Marc Bienstock also produces, while Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider are on board as exec producers. Production is expected to start this November in Philadelphia. The film is currently not set up at a studio.
- Justin Kroll
After a string of flops that did some damage to his sterling reputation, M. Night Shyamalan seems poised for a comeback with his thriller The Visit this fall. It must be pretty good, because it's convinced one of his more famous collaborators to reunite with the innovative, yet much maligned, filmmaker. Though, at this time, there is not much more to go on than the talent behind the project.
After appearing in M. Night Shyamalan's third blockbuster smash Signs in 2002, Joaquin Phoenix was quick to rejoin the director for 2004's The Village. But that thriller was the first sign that interest was starting to wane in M. Night Shyamalan, and some of the magic was drifting away. The pair haven't made a movie since, with more than ten years passing. Now, the duo are ready to reunite for an untitled project. Though it isn't know if this will be a thriller, »
Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to reunite with M. Night Shyamalan on a new feature film, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. The two had previously worked together on 2002’s “Signs” and 2004’s “The Village.” Shyamalan is also reuniting with producer Jason Blum, with whom he worked on Universal’s upcoming horror film “The Visit.” See Video: 'The Visit' Trailer Teases Worst Trip to Grandma's House Ever (Video) Blum will produce the new project, which is set to begin filming this November in Philadelphia. The plot is being kept under wraps. Marc Bienstock is also producing, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
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