Director hasn't had a great run of luck with his movies the past few years. Shyamalan burst onto the public consciousness with the iconic The Sixth Sense and later, with the slightly less well-received Signs. And then it was all downhill from there, with a string of mediocre to outright bad movies that left audiences and critics alike saying, "That's it?"
His latest return to the big screen with upcoming After Earth notwithstanding, perhaps the solution isn't in movies, but television. News broke earlier this year that Shyamalan was developing a new series, Wayward Pines, for Fox, and the latest word is that Fox has just greenlit the series, and the thriller has cast its leading man in .
Shyamalan and writer have described the series as having a Twin Peaks vibe. From the synopsis:
Ethan Burke (Dillon), a Secret Service agent who arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, Id., is on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan's investigation only turns up more questions. Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.
Also sounds slightly like SyFy's Eureka (except less humor, because Shyamalan doesn't do humor), no?
Hodge penned the script and he, Shyamalan, and Ashwin Rajan are producing. The show will air sometime in 2014.