M. Night Shyamalan, for a very brief moment, was a beloved filmmaker. After a failed attempt at horror starring Rosie O’Donnell as a nun (OK, “Wide Awake” was supposed to be a dramedy, but it features Rosie O’Donnell; that’s just going to end badly), he made “The Sixth Sense”, which still holds up, and then followed it up with a superb movie about superheroes, “Unbreakable”.
Then he proceeded to perform disgusting acts of self-pleasure in public, including casting himself as a “world-changing” author in “Lady in the Water”, and now people couldn’t care less about anything he does. Except an Unbreakable sequel. Which he decided to use the script for in a trilogy of horror movies he’s calling “The Night Chronicles”, because that’s the way to prove you’ve gotten over yourself: hang your name on a couple of movies which you only contributed the idea to (“Devil”, the first one, which to be fair looks fun, is out September 17th).
What’s awful is, Shyamalan talks about how much everybody loves this movie and talks to him about it, and how much he loves it (along with “The Village”…whatever), and then he reveals, “Oh yeah, I wrote the script, but decided to turn it into something else entirely! NO SEQUEL FOR YOU!”
OK, fine, maybe at this point that’s really for the best. But it still stings, just a little.
[ via MTV ]