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Say what you will about M. Night Shyamalan, but his films do get people talking. Five years after the much-reviled The Last Airbender and 15 years after the much-loved Unbreakable, he’s still fielding questions about both. While on the press tour for his latest endeavor, the actually pretty well-reviewed Wayward Pines, Shyamalan offered his latest […]
- Angie Han
Out doing press for the show, many questions still deal with his past efforts from the widely reviled "The Last Airbender," to some of his more early acclaimed work such as the superhero origin story "Unbreakable".
Now fifteen years old, there's been talk of a sequel to the latter for many years, talk that has never panned out as such. Speaking with IGN, Shyamalan has revealed that one potential idea is that a follow-up could go the small screen route:
"Could you do a six-episode Unbreakable series on Netflix or HBO? Yeah! That's cool. I even had an idea of doing a story that goes in one form, and a second part that's in another form, and a third one's in a different form. »
- Garth Franklin
At this point, the idea that M. Night Shyamalan.s The Last Airbender was a big-budget, box-office disaster is well established in the ignominious annals of cinematic stinkers. While the film was widely panned by the critic community for a number of reasons, it seems that the director is offering up a different explanation: It was made for 9-year-olds, and adults didn't get that. Recently speaking to IGN about his latest role as a producer on the Fox television series Wayward Pines, Shyamalan sportingly indulged a topic shift to one of his most notorious failures in 2010.s The Last Airbender and even offers up a theory as to why audiences just weren.t receptive to the adaptation of the Nickelodeon animated series. According to Shyamalan: My child was nine-years-old. So you could make it one of two ways. You could make it for that same audience, which is what I »
M. Night Shyamalan is currently enjoying what has become a rarity in recent years — critical acclaim and a bonafide hit. His Fox series "Wayward Pines" has emerged as one of the highlights on the spring TV listings, and with the found footage horror "The Visit" around the corner, we could be on the cusp on a Shyamalaissance. But the director has always taken his knocks in stride, and one of his most savagely reviewed efforts, the big screen version of the popular children's series "The Last Airbender," he says is a favorite of the intended audience. Read More: Watch: International Trailer For M. Night Syamalan's 'The Visit' Brings New Footage And Scares "My child was nine-years-old. So you could make it one of two ways. You could make it for that same audience, which is what I did — for nine and 10-year-olds — or you could do the ' »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Back in January M. Night Shyamalan revealed that he would love to make a sequel to his much loved movie Unbreakable and in a recent interview with IGN the filmmaker reiterated his hopes that a sequel might still happen, only this time for television.
When asked about the possibility of an Unbreakable sequel being developed for television Shyamalan replied:
“As a way to continue the story, yes. That would [interest me]…I really love where we are. Could you do a six-episode Unbreakable series on Netflix or HBO? Yeah! That’s cool.”
The director went into more detail about plans on how he could take the story forward:
“I even had an idea of doing a story that goes in one form, and a second part that’s in another form, and a third one’s in a different form. You never do the same form. »
- Gavin Logan
During a promotional interview with IGN for his new TV series Wayward Pines, director M. Night Shyamalan got onto the topic of adaptations, and in particular his big screen take on Avatar: The Last Airbender and the negative reception to the movie from both fans and even the animated series’ creators.
“It’s really weird because on the show the average age was, like, nine-years-old,” states Shyamalan. “My child was nine-years-old. So you could make it one of two ways. You could make it for that same audience, which is what I did — for nine and 10-year-olds — or you could do the Transformers version and have Megan Fox. I didn’t do that. That would have felt like, ‘Well, I’m going to make a movie about a kids show that my 10-year-old is watching and not make it for her. I make it for my guy friends.’ That felt »
- Gary Collinson
Like their '90s filmmaking geek compatriot Kevin Smith, The Wachowskis have seen their critical standing sink further and further the deeper we get into the 21st century. In our current franchise-minded world, one might have expected the Wachowskis to be greeted as saviors with their return to original sci-fi filmmaking in “Jupiter Ascending.” Instead the directing duo turned in the year’s most derided (if not reviled) film. To add insult to injury, Screen Junkies has seen fit to give the Wachowskis’ film the “Honest Trailer” treatment, joining the ranks of such unparalleled genius as the “Twilight” series, “Grown Ups” and “The Last Airbender.” Running over five minutes long, the “Honest Trailer” of much-ridiculed film doesn’t hide its disappointment in the film and the directors – a view shared by many critics, including us in our review – and really dives deep into the problems with the film, going as »
- Cain Rodriguez
Written by Blake Crouch
Directed by M. Night Shymalan
Airs Thursdays at 9pm (Et) on Fox
As even a cursory glance at the TV Tropes page will tell you, the idea of a seemingly normal town with a dark secret is one of popular culture’s most frequently explored ideas. The dichotomy of an idyllic life with lurking horrors underneath it has been deployed by everyone from H.P. Lovecraft to Stephen King to David Lynch to David E. Kelley, yielding a spectrum of results and interpretations. There’s been so many of them, in fact, that it’s dulled the impact of the genre because the audience is expecting something strange to happen before too long. For a new entry to stand out, it needs to have either an incredibly distinctive voice or a twist on the structure that transcends its stock setting. »
- Les Chappell
Sad news to report. Academy Award winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie passed away suddenly, and has died at the age of 59. Born in Sydney, Australia, Lesnie went on to work closely with Peter Jackson as his Director of Photography on the three Lord of the Rings movies. He also went on to work on King Kong and The Hobbit trilogy, as well as I Am Legend, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Last Airbender and Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner most recently. He won the Oscar for Return of the King back in 2002. Lesnie was a beloved member of this industry, with many speaking out about him through social media (including even Ian McKellen as seen below). Details are not yet available about his death; he was only 59 years old. Here's a few of the tweets collected from Ian McKellen, Russell Crowe, James Wan + Eric Vespe on Lesnie: »
- Alex Billington
The Australian Cinematographers Society will dedicate its annual awards to be handed out in Hobart on Saturday to one of its most esteemed members, Andrew Lesnie, who died on Monday.
Acs president Ron Johanson spoke for many when he told If today, .Andrew was one of our greatest cinematographers. It.s a huge loss. He leaves such a void..
Lesnie, who was 59, had been suffering from heart problems.. He won an Oscar for Best Cinematography in 2002 for Peter Jackson.s Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring and a BAFTA award in 2004 for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
On his Facebook page Jackson wrote, "Andrew created unforgettable, beautiful images on screen, and he did this time and again, because he only ever served what he »
- Don Groves
Beloved cinematographer Andrew Lesnie has died suddenly from a suspected heart attack at age 59.
Just as much as Peter Jackson, Lesnie was the man responsible for the look of "the Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" films, having worked as director of photography on all six movies in the two trilogies.
Leslie served as Dp on over forty films and series including "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," 2005's "King Kong," "I Am Legend," "The Lovely Bones," both "Babe" films, "The Last Airbender," "The Delinquents," "Spider & Rode," "Two if by Sea," "Doing Time for Patsy Cline," "Bran Nue Dae".
Source: ABC Online »
- Garth Franklin
It might be way too soon to say this but we're feeling optimistic so what the hell: welcome back, M. Night Shyamalan! The trailer for his latest film, The Visit, was posted online late last week, and not only is Shyamalan returning to his horror film roots, but it looks like he's doing it with a good movie. Finally! Admit it; his film track record as of late has been less than stellar. And that's putting it nicely. These are the last four films he's made: After Earth (bomb) Devil (meh) The Last Airbender (bigger bomb) The Happening (even star Mark Wahlberg hated it) Basically, instead of being known for his creepy, unique film twists like he used to »
A visit with grandma goes horribly, supernaturally wrong in a trailer for M Night Shyamalan's new movie.
Two children (Ed Oxenbould and Olivia De Jonge) are expecting a nice trip to their grandparents' home in The Visit, but things go from mundane to terrifying at night.
Shyamalan uses a found footage format for the horror movie, as the kids document their grandparents' increasingly bizarre behaviour.
"They're weird during the day, even weirder at night," the kids tell their mother (Kathryn Hahn) while pleading for a rescue.
The Visit opens on September 11 in the Us and the UK. »
After experimenting in different genres to no tangible avail with The Last Airbender and After Earth, M. Night Shyamalan is returning to a genre he helped define with the release of upcoming horror film, The Visit, which today debuted its creepy first trailer.
Mixing found footage elements with more traditional camera work, the clip is an unusual melange of genre tropes, and despite our utmost attempts, we haven’t been able to identify any indications of a last-act, Shyamalan-styled twist. How and ever, the core premise of The Visit will center around a young brother and sister who are shipped out their grandparents for the weekend to spend some quality time with their ageing relatives. What could possibly go wrong?
A lot, as it turns out. Enforcing a non-negotiable, lights-out-by-9:30 policy, the grandparents attempt to push the children to a safe distance, but it isn’t long before the »
- Michael Briers
Don’t listen to grandma when she asks you to clean the oven.
The first trailer for writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit dropped on Friday and comes with all the horror of visiting relatives that you need. The film stars Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie as the grandparents, Kathryn Hahn as their daughter, and Ed Oxenbould and Olivia DeJonge as her children.
The Visit follows the children on a visit to their grandparent’s house in the wilderness where they discover that the house has a weird set of rules — mainly going to bed and staying in your room at 9:30 p.m.
It seems like Shyamalan is back to his old tricks and is hoping a return to horror will help get him back on the map after the failures of The Last Airbender and After Earth. The trailer seems to show that it is more »
- Zach Dennis
It's that time again when a new M. Night Shyamalan (After Earth, The Last Airbender) flick is almost upon us and the world will wonder if he can rekindle the magic he had early on in his career. His latest, entitled The Visit, tells the story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm, where they discover something deeply disturbing. I found my grandparents' house disturbing just because of the lack of a Nintendo console, but »
- Sean Wist
After a string of belly flops of epic proportions in After Earth, The Last Airbender and the critically maligned The Happening, M. Night Shyamalan will be working with a much smaller budget for his next film The Visit.
With approximately $5 million to work with in terms of production, Blumhouse is on board to help Shyamalan go back to his thriller roots and re-build goodwill with genre fans.
While I'm intrigued by the poster and the film's concept, it does feel like this one could go either way. Grandparents are scary? We'll see, Shyamalan, We'll see.
A single mother finds that things in her family's life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.
Head to Quiet Earth to see the stills.
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- Ryan McDonnell
The hourlong crime series, which began production this January, will star Emma Ishta (“Manhattan Love Story”), Kyle Harris (“The Carrie Diaries”), Allison Scagliotti (Syfy’s “Warehouse 13″), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Syfy’s “Eureka,” “I Am Legend”) and Ritesh Rajan (“The Last Airbender”).
The original drama follows a young woman (Ishta) who is recruited into a secret government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and help solve mysteries before they go to the grave.
Fehr will play Leslie Turner, the enigmatic head of the covert stitchers program. His character will be introduced in the middle of the season.
Watch the first trailer for “Stitchers”:
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable celebrates its 15th anniversary later this year. While the director certainly has lost some fans in that time, after a string of bombs such as The Happening, The Last Airbender and After Earth, one actor in particular wants to turn Unbreakable into a trilogy, with M. Night Shyamalan back at the helm. Patton Oswalt revealed to Screen Junkies, that, while he's against making sequels just because a movie is successful, he thinks Unbreakable deserves a tirlogy.
"As much as I'm philosophically against just spitting out sequels because something is successful, I do firmly believe that M. Night Shyamalan's film Unbreakable not only deserves a sequel, it deserves a trilogy."
The actor then broke down his elaborate and detailed plan for two more sequels for Unbreakable.
"So, there are other Unbreakables in the world, and the second movie should be Bruce Willis embracing his hero status, »
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