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M. Night's next at Fox

Mar. 7, 2007by: Mike Sampson

I'm a huge admirer of M. Night Shyamalan but it was getting really tough to defend the guy after LADY IN THE WATER (despite the fact that I still think it's a pretty damn good flick). I was worried when word broke that Shyamalan had squired his next script around town and found no bidders. Was this it for M. Night? M. Night sez hell no! He took notes from his many meetings, went back to Philly, rewrote the script, gave it a new title (switched from THE GREEN EFFECT to THE HAPPENING) and went back to Hollywood. The result? A bidding war ensued and Fox wound up with the project and has set as one of their big 2008 summer blockbusters. The film is an apocalyptic story that follows the events that take place when nature revolts and starts killing off humans (or more tellingly, making humans kill each other in rather violent ways). Shyamalan said he is looking to cast an A-list star in the male lead and will begin filming this August. He's been given a budget of $57 million, somewhat surprising considering Shyamalan is guaranteeing an R-rating (in fact that's one of the things he focused on in his rewrite). In 2008 don't call it a comeback, cause M. Night's been here for years!

Extra Tidbit: Shyamalan will begin working filming AVATAR for Paramount after THE HAPPENING wraps production.
Source: Variety

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12:57AM on 08/14/2007

lets get this happening!!!!

im a huge m. night fan, and although his two previous movies disappointed me-they were not horrible-they just lacked the magic that his first three offered. Im a little worried about the concept though, but knowing shyamalan, there would be more to it...hopefully. Please return to us Shyamalan!!!
im a huge m. night fan, and although his two previous movies disappointed me-they were not horrible-they just lacked the magic that his first three offered. Im a little worried about the concept though, but knowing shyamalan, there would be more to it...hopefully. Please return to us Shyamalan!!!
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1:54PM on 03/08/2007

What's the deal?

Honestly, I can't understand why everyone seems to love this guy. All of his movies are kind of drawn out and flat, and then rely on a 'CRAZY' twist ending. It's like he read some 'Goosebumps' books and said, "Yeah, I could make... 7 or 8 movies exactly like these!" Also, they're preachy.
Honestly, I can't understand why everyone seems to love this guy. All of his movies are kind of drawn out and flat, and then rely on a 'CRAZY' twist ending. It's like he read some 'Goosebumps' books and said, "Yeah, I could make... 7 or 8 movies exactly like these!" Also, they're preachy.
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1:01PM on 03/08/2007
I don't care if he makes ten lady in the waters or the villages in a row, i still love him and i'll still get exited about new projects, esspecially one as ambitious as this.
I don't care if he makes ten lady in the waters or the villages in a row, i still love him and i'll still get exited about new projects, esspecially one as ambitious as this.
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6:22AM on 03/08/2007
BOOYA!!!

I can't wait.

I like everything, EVERYTHING, that M. Night does - without compromise. I loved LADY IN THE WATER just as much as I did THE VILLAGE, just as much as I loved SIGNS, and UNBREAKABLE, and of course that other one. I haven't seen his two early movies, PRAYING WITH ANGER and WIDE AWAKE, but I'm totally down for them if I can ever find 'em.

GO NIGHT GO!!
BOOYA!!!

I can't wait.

I like everything, EVERYTHING, that M. Night does - without compromise. I loved LADY IN THE WATER just as much as I did THE VILLAGE, just as much as I loved SIGNS, and UNBREAKABLE, and of course that other one. I haven't seen his two early movies, PRAYING WITH ANGER and WIDE AWAKE, but I'm totally down for them if I can ever find 'em.

GO NIGHT GO!!
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8:10PM on 03/07/2007

HOW ABOUT THIS?!

Aronofsky is full of himself, too. And The Fountain was just as pretentious and nonsensical As Lady in the Water . . . the former was prettier to look at, but that's all, but schmoes seem to LOVE that movie.

Whatever!
Aronofsky is full of himself, too. And The Fountain was just as pretentious and nonsensical As Lady in the Water . . . the former was prettier to look at, but that's all, but schmoes seem to LOVE that movie.

Whatever!
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5:51PM on 03/07/2007

Leave the acting to the actors

Please o' please don't make yourself the sherriff or the world's greatest writer or in an even bigger stretch - the drug dealer! You suck ass as an actor. and your dialogue is to die for. seriously, kill yourself. All you M.Night stans need to stop jocking him. he peaked at Sixth Sense and slid down a slide of razors into an alcohol pool immediately after - - then again, maybe the ego check from Disney is the intervention he needed.
Please o' please don't make yourself the sherriff or the world's greatest writer or in an even bigger stretch - the drug dealer! You suck ass as an actor. and your dialogue is to die for. seriously, kill yourself. All you M.Night stans need to stop jocking him. he peaked at Sixth Sense and slid down a slide of razors into an alcohol pool immediately after - - then again, maybe the ego check from Disney is the intervention he needed.
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5:36PM on 03/07/2007

The Happening already lost my interest with its terrible title.

I dont know, Ive really grown a dislike for M. Knight. Whenever I watch his past movies that I like (and still do) I can help but laugh at the horrible dialog he puts in his films. The things his characters say just arent believable and at times very silly (Signs - Im sorry for what Ive done to you and yours - lmao).
I dont know, Ive really grown a dislike for M. Knight. Whenever I watch his past movies that I like (and still do) I can help but laugh at the horrible dialog he puts in his films. The things his characters say just arent believable and at times very silly (Signs - Im sorry for what Ive done to you and yours - lmao).
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3:06PM on 03/07/2007
This sounds effing awesome! Doesn't sound like a horror movie, which might be good considering his last two were The Village and Lady in the Water.
This sounds effing awesome! Doesn't sound like a horror movie, which might be good considering his last two were The Village and Lady in the Water.
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3:04PM on 03/07/2007

I see...

While I like the idea of it being an R rated movie... I'm still not sure about this concept and let's face it... the title still blows. The Happening? Is that the best he could come up with... it could be worse than The Green Effect.
While I like the idea of it being an R rated movie... I'm still not sure about this concept and let's face it... the title still blows. The Happening? Is that the best he could come up with... it could be worse than The Green Effect.
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1:53PM on 03/07/2007

R

People have wanted Night to attempt an R-rated film for years, and it looks like we may finally be getting just that!
People have wanted Night to attempt an R-rated film for years, and it looks like we may finally be getting just that!
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1:18PM on 03/07/2007
I'm glad Night is forging ahead instead of giving up, like many would do if each subsequent film following a massive blockbuster followed the law of diminishing returns. I read a script review, though, and it sounds a little like Stephen King's Cell.
I'm glad Night is forging ahead instead of giving up, like many would do if each subsequent film following a massive blockbuster followed the law of diminishing returns. I read a script review, though, and it sounds a little like Stephen King's Cell.
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1:13PM on 03/07/2007

keep 'the green effect'

Naw Wickedbug I agree with ya. The title they're sticking with sounds straight out of a cheesy 70's horror flick.
Naw Wickedbug I agree with ya. The title they're sticking with sounds straight out of a cheesy 70's horror flick.
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1:04PM on 03/07/2007

Bad title

Am I the only one who thinks this new title positively sucks?

The movie still looks interesting though.
Am I the only one who thinks this new title positively sucks?

The movie still looks interesting though.
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11:58AM on 03/07/2007

hes got a lot to prove

Aftre the abomination that was Lady in the Water, he's got a lot to prove. He's got to dig deep and capture that sixth sense magic.
Aftre the abomination that was Lady in the Water, he's got a lot to prove. He's got to dig deep and capture that sixth sense magic.
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11:05AM on 03/07/2007
This sounds frakkin' awesome! 2008? I'm so there! I was already interested in the idea when I first heard it was called The Green Effect.
This sounds frakkin' awesome! 2008? I'm so there! I was already interested in the idea when I first heard it was called The Green Effect.
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10:51AM on 03/07/2007

things looking up...

'Lady in the water', I think, put M. Night's ego in check and is what was needed to get him on the right track. I think after the 'Sixth Sense', M. Night pretty much had free reign over his movies. Nobody doubted him really until 'Lady in the Water'. Quoting Adam Sandler & Rob Schneider "You can do it!" M. Night!
'Lady in the water', I think, put M. Night's ego in check and is what was needed to get him on the right track. I think after the 'Sixth Sense', M. Night pretty much had free reign over his movies. Nobody doubted him really until 'Lady in the Water'. Quoting Adam Sandler & Rob Schneider "You can do it!" M. Night!
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10:50AM on 03/07/2007

SWEEET

This sounds awesome. He is a very talented filmmaker. I cant wait. Fuck the Haters. Lady in the Water was a good movie. I dont care what anyone says.
This sounds awesome. He is a very talented filmmaker. I cant wait. Fuck the Haters. Lady in the Water was a good movie. I dont care what anyone says.
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10:00AM on 03/07/2007

WOOT

Oh man, I can't wait.
Anything this man does is gold.("Lady in the water" is the only setback)
If this movie is anything like "Unbreakable" I'm there.
BTW: what happened to the Unbreakable sequel???
Oh man, I can't wait.
Anything this man does is gold.("Lady in the water" is the only setback)
If this movie is anything like "Unbreakable" I'm there.
BTW: what happened to the Unbreakable sequel???
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