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New details on M. Night Shyamalan's mysterious new film Sundowning

Mar. 24, 2014by: Jesse Giroux

No one even knew M. Night Shyamalan was filming a new film called SUNDOWNING until he tweeted about it earlier this month, but The Wrap has managed to dig up a few new tidbits of information about the mysterious film.

According to the site, Shyamalan's new movie stars Kathryn Hahn (BAD WORDS, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY) as a single mother with two children, who has a visit with their grandparents that doesn't go very well. Child actor Ed Oxenbould (ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY) will play her son, who is apparently very protective of his sister.

There still aren't many plot details about SUNDOWNING, but "sundowning" is used to describe a psychological phenomenon some patients with forms of dementia experience when the sun sets. Symptoms include increased general confusion, agitation, mood swings and tremors. I'm guessing at least one of the grandparents is experiencing sundowning in the new movie, but how will it be used in M. Nigh Shyamalan's new movie?

SUNDOWNING could be an interesting movie, but I wonder if too many movie buffs have been burned by M. Night Shyamalan to give it a chance. I'm not saying it's going to be fantastic, but I'm at least a little interested in SUNDOWNING, which is more than I can say about AFTER EARTH.

SUNDOWNING currently doesn't have a release date, but it will probably be in theaters sometime this year.

Source: The Wrap

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11:34AM on 03/25/2014
Nope.
Nope.
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9:34PM on 03/24/2014
This guy has had only one good movie(The Sixth Sense) and since then he's been making nothing but crap. I'm sorry but the guy should hang it up.
This guy has had only one good movie(The Sixth Sense) and since then he's been making nothing but crap. I'm sorry but the guy should hang it up.
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10:20PM on 03/24/2014
seriously? only one good movie! LOL! What about Signs, The Village, Unbreakable. Your statement is laughable!
seriously? only one good movie! LOL! What about Signs, The Village, Unbreakable. Your statement is laughable!
10:36PM on 03/24/2014
It's my opinion and you may disagree with it but I wouldn't say it's laughable.
It's my opinion and you may disagree with it but I wouldn't say it's laughable.
9:22PM on 03/24/2014
Shyamalan's tickets sell shit.
Shyamalan's tickets sell shit.
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7:58PM on 03/24/2014
I love how people are completely writing this off before we have a full synopsis or even a trailer. I'll judge it when I have both.
I love how people are completely writing this off before we have a full synopsis or even a trailer. I'll judge it when I have both.
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6:34PM on 03/24/2014
While you're at giving M.Night more work. Why not make Tommy Wiseau the executive producer.
While you're at giving M.Night more work. Why not make Tommy Wiseau the executive producer.
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5:14PM on 03/24/2014

I for one CAN'T WAIT...

For the inevitable 'Honest Trailer' that eviscerates what ever turd this hack lays next...
For the inevitable 'Honest Trailer' that eviscerates what ever turd this hack lays next...
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3:57PM on 03/24/2014
How does this guy keep getting work!?
How does this guy keep getting work!?
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2:33PM on 03/24/2014

I don't get it.

So first he made some decent thrillers. Then he made garbage that still happened to bring in a return at the box office. Now he's making garbage that doesn't do well at the box office. He should make a film about the mystery of how in hell's bells he keeps obtaining the funds and support to make movies. Now THAT'D be a white-knuckle suspense thriller right there.
So first he made some decent thrillers. Then he made garbage that still happened to bring in a return at the box office. Now he's making garbage that doesn't do well at the box office. He should make a film about the mystery of how in hell's bells he keeps obtaining the funds and support to make movies. Now THAT'D be a white-knuckle suspense thriller right there.
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2:31PM on 03/24/2014
Haven't yet completely lost hope for this guy. A small scale thriller, like this seems to be, is probably the only thing that might get him on the right track. I'd be lying if I said I'm not looking forward to this.
Haven't yet completely lost hope for this guy. A small scale thriller, like this seems to be, is probably the only thing that might get him on the right track. I'd be lying if I said I'm not looking forward to this.
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2:11PM on 03/24/2014
Let me guess... THERE'S A TWIST at the end!

... annnnnnddd, the movie sucked.
Let me guess... THERE'S A TWIST at the end!

... annnnnnddd, the movie sucked.
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1:50PM on 03/24/2014
Shyamamalala must have a real good agent if he's still getting steady work.
Shyamamalala must have a real good agent if he's still getting steady work.
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1:42PM on 03/24/2014

Again!?!

No one knew he was filming a new movie because everyone just assumed his career had been put to bed but, alas, here we are with another update. Does anyone actually get excited for his work anymore? If so, who are these people?
No one knew he was filming a new movie because everyone just assumed his career had been put to bed but, alas, here we are with another update. Does anyone actually get excited for his work anymore? If so, who are these people?
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11:52AM on 03/24/2014

But wait: there's a twist!

It's actually the KIDS who have dementia, but they think they're normal and it's the grandparents are strange . . . but the grandparents are actually dead because the kids threw water on them during one of their psychotic episodes and the grandparents couldn't handle water . . . no, you won't see that coming.

M. Night Shyamalan lost me at LAST AIRBENDER. AFTER EARTH was merely the cherry on the sh*t sandwich.
It's actually the KIDS who have dementia, but they think they're normal and it's the grandparents are strange . . . but the grandparents are actually dead because the kids threw water on them during one of their psychotic episodes and the grandparents couldn't handle water . . . no, you won't see that coming.

M. Night Shyamalan lost me at LAST AIRBENDER. AFTER EARTH was merely the cherry on the sh*t sandwich.
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11:45AM on 03/24/2014
The premise is certainly intriguing. I just hope he's not writing this by himself.
The premise is certainly intriguing. I just hope he's not writing this by himself.
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11:28AM on 03/24/2014
M. Night should direct Asylum movies instead of big budget blockbuster movies.
M. Night should direct Asylum movies instead of big budget blockbuster movies.
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1:22PM on 03/24/2014
He doesn't even deserve that much!!!
He doesn't even deserve that much!!!
7:30PM on 03/24/2014
Hahahaha.
Hahahaha.
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10:50AM on 03/24/2014
This guys still getting work uh?
This guys still getting work uh?
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10:49AM on 03/24/2014

Good work

Well done explaining a bit of what Sundowners Syndrome is. Once I read "visit grandparents" I knew instantly it would be about some kind of play on dementia. But then you went into detail about it was.
Well done explaining a bit of what Sundowners Syndrome is. Once I read "visit grandparents" I knew instantly it would be about some kind of play on dementia. But then you went into detail about it was.
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10:46AM on 03/24/2014
His last chance with me is the film he's doing with Bruce Willis. Not this.
His last chance with me is the film he's doing with Bruce Willis. Not this.
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10:39AM on 03/24/2014
Since there's very little to go on, and this IS M. Night Shyamalan we're talking about, I won't hold my breath. But I'm a big fan of Kathryn Hahn, and I think she deserves more than the comedic character roles she usually gets. Still, it's Shyamalan, so I would still approach this with trepidation.
Since there's very little to go on, and this IS M. Night Shyamalan we're talking about, I won't hold my breath. But I'm a big fan of Kathryn Hahn, and I think she deserves more than the comedic character roles she usually gets. Still, it's Shyamalan, so I would still approach this with trepidation.
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10:34AM on 03/24/2014
I'd say he has just one more chance to make an atleast passable movie before we form a pitchfork and torch wielding mob. That's quite a few more chances than most directors get.
I'd say he has just one more chance to make an atleast passable movie before we form a pitchfork and torch wielding mob. That's quite a few more chances than most directors get.
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1:20PM on 03/24/2014
TOO MANY!
TOO MANY!
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