It’s definitely been a rocky road for M. Night Shyamalan since the director scored Oscar nominations for writing and directing The Sixth Sense over a decade ago. Signs was a massive hit, but The Village disappointed most fans. And I defy you to even remember what The Happening was. I’m not sure how The Last Airbender will fare when it’s released on July 1, but The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog has info on Shyamalan’s next project, a secretive drama that’s said to have three big stars “loosely attached”: Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and two-time Shyamalan leading man Bruce Willis. So even if he hasn’t directed a smash in a while, Shyamalan still seems to have the magic touch when it comes to attracting A-listers.
So if these top Hollywood stars are willing to give Shyamalan another shot, should we as well? Or is he still dead to you after Lady in the Water?
How writer-director M. Night Shyamalan lost a studio and found a leading man for ‘Lady in the Water’
M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Happening’ hyping its R rating
Bryce Dallas Howard, the star of ‘Lady in the Water,’ talks about her second time with Shyamalan
‘Lady in the Water’: The EW Review
‘The Happening’: The EW Review