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In 2004 the Syfy channel aired The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan, a documentary that purported to be an unauthorized biography of the director of Signs and The Sixth Sense. It was an elaborate affair that was supposed to reveal the madness behind Shyamalan's directorial gifts, even going so far as to interview famous people like Johnny Depp to attest to the "notoriously secretive" filmmaker's quirks. Of course, it was all complete nonsense and ended up being nothing more than a marketing stunt for The Village. People hated it outright and Shyamalan hasn't done any scripted TV work since then. Now, nearly a decade later, Shyamalan is once again teaming up with the Syfy channel, only this time they're being upfront about the collaboration...
- Peter Hall
It looks like M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) is bringing his talents to the small screen. Syfy has ordered his pilot Proof, which is co-written by TV writer Marti Noxon (Glee, Mad Men). Both Shyamalan and Noxon will executive produce the pilot along with Ashin Rajan, while Shyamalan also "intends on directing" as well.
Proof focuses on the son of a billionaire tech genius who offers a large reward for proof of life after death following the death of his parents. This will be Shyamalan's first attempt at television, although he did work with Syfy on the documentary The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan. There is no word yet when the pilot will commence shooting, or when a potential air date could be.
In a new Syfy Channel TV show called “Proof”, that is. The man who made last-second twists in movies a cliche is popping his TV cherry. M. Night Shyamalan will team with former “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” writer Marti Noxon on a new TV series called “Proof”, about “the son of a billionaire tech genius who, following an accident that claims his parents’ lives, offers a large reward for anyone who can find proof of life after death.” That kinda sounds like a horror/supernatural TV show, which would seem to fit both Shyamalan and Nixon’s CV. In case you forgot, Shyamalan has worked with Syfy before. Back when they were called the Sci Fi Channel, Syfy produced a faux documentary called “The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan” that was basically a bad attempt at “viral” marketing for Shyamalan’s “The Village”, which opened in the same year. »
3 items from 2012
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