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Satan rides the elevator in the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Devil

07.13.2010by:

In between bending air, M. Night Shyamalan was spending time in the past couple years putting together a new series of flicks based on his own concepts (and twist endings, probably) but made by other filmmakers.

First up is DEVIL (originally going under THE NIGHT CHRONICLES: DEVIL), a supernatural thriller directed by John Dowdle (QUARANTINE) from a script by Brian Nelson (30 DAYS OF NIGHT), based on Shyamalan's original concept of, apparently, evil in an elevator. It does feel a bit like a "Twilight Zone" episode (especially since Bokeem Woodbine seems to be the most recognizable actor), but maybe there are plenty of chills to be found between floors.

Check out the trailer below or in HD at Apple!

Extra Tidbit: No "going down?" joke -- a refreshing surprise.
Source: Apple

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9:02PM on 07/15/2010
Actually looks really good.
Actually looks really good.
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5:04PM on 07/15/2010
This looks fantastic!
This looks fantastic!
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12:23PM on 07/15/2010

if this works...

it may alleviate some of the stink of airbender, but i must admit that herculean task is like trying to scrub the stank off of a hunk of shit.
it may alleviate some of the stink of airbender, but i must admit that herculean task is like trying to scrub the stank off of a hunk of shit.
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5:21AM on 07/15/2010
Looks cool. But I don't understand...it's based on an idea of M. Night's? That's kind of weird.
Looks cool. But I don't understand...it's based on an idea of M. Night's? That's kind of weird.
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3:11AM on 07/15/2010
dude I'm never going in an elevator again! Oh crap there's elevators where I work! Oh well! LOL!
dude I'm never going in an elevator again! Oh crap there's elevators where I work! Oh well! LOL!
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11:36PM on 07/14/2010
That looked exciting and intense, with lots of atmosphere to go around. I'm in.
That looked exciting and intense, with lots of atmosphere to go around. I'm in.
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11:16PM on 07/14/2010
AFter seeing the crapfest that was The Last Airbender, I'm not sure if i can support anything with the name Shyamalan attached. Going to have to think long and hard about it.
AFter seeing the crapfest that was The Last Airbender, I'm not sure if i can support anything with the name Shyamalan attached. Going to have to think long and hard about it.
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7:34PM on 07/14/2010
That looks pretty cool !
That looks pretty cool !
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4:53PM on 07/14/2010
looks fun
looks fun
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11:27AM on 07/14/2010
I'd watch this... on cable.
I'd watch this... on cable.
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10:59AM on 07/14/2010
the trailer has me interested. Looks intense.
the trailer has me interested. Looks intense.
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10:21AM on 07/14/2010
I cant believe theyre making a full length feature based on a Prince song.
I cant believe theyre making a full length feature based on a Prince song.
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10:08AM on 07/14/2010

does anyone else...

already see what the plot twist is?
already see what the plot twist is?
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1:40PM on 07/14/2010
She's the devil?
She's the devil?
4:54PM on 07/14/2010
he's the devil?
he's the devil?
9:50AM on 07/14/2010
great concept. and a plus that m. night is not directing.
great concept. and a plus that m. night is not directing.
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9:48AM on 07/14/2010

What a smart way to make a comeback

Let other people write and direct a movie and say it's from your "Mind". That should throw audiences off the trail for a few years. The trailer does look very cool though.
Let other people write and direct a movie and say it's from your "Mind". That should throw audiences off the trail for a few years. The trailer does look very cool though.
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8:26AM on 07/14/2010
lets not get ahead of ourselves. This is the guy infamous for putting together great trailers and delivering crappy movies
lets not get ahead of ourselves. This is the guy infamous for putting together great trailers and delivering crappy movies
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7:54AM on 07/14/2010
Cool trailer. But is it really the devil in the elevator? Or just someone who acts like one?
Cool trailer. But is it really the devil in the elevator? Or just someone who acts like one?
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5:06AM on 07/14/2010
Love the trailer, I'm officially on board.
Love the trailer, I'm officially on board.
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4:25AM on 07/14/2010
I'd love to see "The Night Chronicles" be a powerhouse production company. He can produce with the best and just how many people will see anything branded "Tarantino presents..." I will see anything Shyamalan thinks his worth putting his name on.
I'd love to see "The Night Chronicles" be a powerhouse production company. He can produce with the best and just how many people will see anything branded "Tarantino presents..." I will see anything Shyamalan thinks his worth putting his name on.
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11:35AM on 07/14/2010
everything about what you stated makes me want to punch that ugly guy in your avatar in the face.
everything about what you stated makes me want to punch that ugly guy in your avatar in the face.
12:21PM on 07/15/2010
hahahahaahaa@ what hung said
hahahahaahaa@ what hung said
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3:42AM on 07/14/2010
Count me in. If this works and M. Night settles for producing great genre pics, I might forgive him for his last three movies...
Count me in. If this works and M. Night settles for producing great genre pics, I might forgive him for his last three movies...
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11:29AM on 07/14/2010
damn your easy. as far as I'm concerned night owes me about $30.
damn your easy. as far as I'm concerned night owes me about $30.
2:13AM on 07/14/2010
Looks like it could be alright. I'd be initially concerned with how they fill a runtime with people trapped in an elevator, but it does looks like there's plenty of other stuff happening outside the elevator though. That figure looked pretty spooky.
Looks like it could be alright. I'd be initially concerned with how they fill a runtime with people trapped in an elevator, but it does looks like there's plenty of other stuff happening outside the elevator though. That figure looked pretty spooky.
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1:16AM on 07/14/2010
I like that Shyamalan didn't write or direct this thing. Just because he came up with the "idea" means literally nothing. Even I'VE had this idea a few times. It's the execution that matters, and the fact that it's not Shyamalan's execution is great news.
I like that Shyamalan didn't write or direct this thing. Just because he came up with the "idea" means literally nothing. Even I'VE had this idea a few times. It's the execution that matters, and the fact that it's not Shyamalan's execution is great news.
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1:09AM on 07/14/2010
This looks good but after Night's track record I am fearfull that this will be a disappointment, like the way out of the elevater is written on a bunch of cereal boxes of something like that
This looks good but after Night's track record I am fearfull that this will be a disappointment, like the way out of the elevater is written on a bunch of cereal boxes of something like that
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12:53AM on 07/14/2010

Good concept.

I'm definitely down to watch this one.
I'm definitely down to watch this one.
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12:06AM on 07/14/2010
This actually looks quite good. I'm a huge fan of claustrophobic movies like this, and I saw enough good looking stuff in this trailer that appeals to me. Best of all, it's something that Shyamalan is producing and not directing or writing, so hopefully it will be really good.
This actually looks quite good. I'm a huge fan of claustrophobic movies like this, and I saw enough good looking stuff in this trailer that appeals to me. Best of all, it's something that Shyamalan is producing and not directing or writing, so hopefully it will be really good.
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11:54PM on 07/13/2010
Wow that looks pretty fucking good!
Wow that looks pretty fucking good!
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11:41PM on 07/13/2010
Looks like a good time, just as along as M. Night keeps his dirty hands as far away from this shit.
Looks like a good time, just as along as M. Night keeps his dirty hands as far away from this shit.
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11:41PM on 07/13/2010
Looks like a good time, just as along as M. Night keeps his dirty hands as far away from this shit.
Looks like a good time, just as along as M. Night keeps his dirty hands as far away from this shit.
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11:27PM on 07/13/2010
I have an aversion to elevators and M.Night but this looks promising so far. It will be something I wait for reviews on before shelling out money to see, I made that mistake with The Happening!
I have an aversion to elevators and M.Night but this looks promising so far. It will be something I wait for reviews on before shelling out money to see, I made that mistake with The Happening!
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11:22PM on 07/13/2010

Can you say fucking scary?

I have a feeling the old woman is the devil.
I have a feeling the old woman is the devil.
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11:09PM on 07/13/2010

Looks great

The shnasberries taste like shnasberries.
The shnasberries taste like shnasberries.
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10:42PM on 07/13/2010

Wow....

Loving the look of this...very excited.
Loving the look of this...very excited.
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10:38PM on 07/13/2010
Very cool trailer. Can't wait to see it. Looks like a great Class B Horror flick.
Very cool trailer. Can't wait to see it. Looks like a great Class B Horror flick.
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10:27PM on 07/13/2010
Nice surprise this film wasn't on my Radar,but it is now.
Nice surprise this film wasn't on my Radar,but it is now.
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10:27PM on 07/13/2010
This looks fucking great. Can't wait.
This looks fucking great. Can't wait.
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10:26PM on 07/13/2010
I been reading tidbits about this for awhile now-looks and sounds awesome! I like M. Night's work/story's...usually. Brian Nelson, I'm sure was fine to script this project.
I been reading tidbits about this for awhile now-looks and sounds awesome! I like M. Night's work/story's...usually. Brian Nelson, I'm sure was fine to script this project.
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10:23PM on 07/13/2010

Thanks

Edit: Thanks for removing the lame 'pulling away' from Shyamalan angle from the story. Article greatly improved.

Cool trailer. Awesome poster.
Edit: Thanks for removing the lame 'pulling away' from Shyamalan angle from the story. Article greatly improved.

Cool trailer. Awesome poster.
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12:04AM on 07/14/2010
That was the logo for the production company, not part of the title for the movie. The film had at one time the long ass title of "The Night Chronicles: Devil" but has since then dropped the first part, possibly because it was stupid and possibly because of the recent fallout with Shyamalan.

Regardless, that was all Dave was pointing out, no need to be a bitch about it.
That was the logo for the production company, not part of the title for the movie. The film had at one time the long ass title of "The Night Chronicles: Devil" but has since then dropped the first part, possibly because it was stupid and possibly because of the recent fallout with Shyamalan.

Regardless, that was all Dave was pointing out, no need to be a bitch about it.
12:14AM on 07/14/2010
No no no. Look at the jackets the Dowdles are wearing in the production photos. It has the film title and logo, do you see "The Night Chronicles" anywhere in the title? I didn't think so. Plus MRC has had media materials for this movie that are months old that also reveal that title as simply Devil.

The whole dropping it from the title (hint: it was never part of the title) is complete bullshit. The story of possible fallout from Shyamalan was manufactured due to a personal dislike of the
No no no. Look at the jackets the Dowdles are wearing in the production photos. It has the film title and logo, do you see "The Night Chronicles" anywhere in the title? I didn't think so. Plus MRC has had media materials for this movie that are months old that also reveal that title as simply Devil.

The whole dropping it from the title (hint: it was never part of the title) is complete bullshit. The story of possible fallout from Shyamalan was manufactured due to a personal dislike of the director and not journalism.
2:50AM on 07/14/2010
You could also check his IMDB page, and see there is another movie titled "The Night Chronicles: Twelve Strangers" in development. Which gives very good reason for me to believe this movie used to have the same prefix. I just never checked out the movie beforehand to know. Like Vanity said, no need to be a bitch about this just to get attention.
You could also check his IMDB page, and see there is another movie titled "The Night Chronicles: Twelve Strangers" in development. Which gives very good reason for me to believe this movie used to have the same prefix. I just never checked out the movie beforehand to know. Like Vanity said, no need to be a bitch about this just to get attention.
3:18AM on 07/14/2010
I'm not looking for attention. I'm trying to figure out why everyone is running with that non-sense. This movie didn't have the prefix. The production photos from this movie are from the shoot, which started last year, and cleary show the title was /just/ DEVIL.

But we must ignore this, and claim the imdb as the pure truth because it fits with the anti-shyamalan slant. Nevermind that the furthering themselves from Shyamalan argument falls flat when you clearly notice his name all over the
I'm not looking for attention. I'm trying to figure out why everyone is running with that non-sense. This movie didn't have the prefix. The production photos from this movie are from the shoot, which started last year, and cleary show the title was /just/ DEVIL.

But we must ignore this, and claim the imdb as the pure truth because it fits with the anti-shyamalan slant. Nevermind that the furthering themselves from Shyamalan argument falls flat when you clearly notice his name all over the poster.
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