I can't imagine that I am the only one who originally loved the work of this director, but became completely void of hope that he would ever make anything good ever again after "The Last Airbender". The first Shyamalan film I saw was "Signs". I think lots of people categorize his films in the Horror genre, and are disappointed when they walk out of his movie not scared to death. I think his movies fall under the suspense genre. Or at least they did when they were good. I loved "Unbreakable" "Sixth Sense" "Signs" but after that his movies went down hill, "The Village" was only ok. "Lady in the water" is too weird and in my opinion anything since then has been a complete failure.
Well he's coming back to Suspense. It's official his new film will be called "Sundowning" which stars:
and Ed Oxenbould
The plot details are slim to none at this point. All we know is that a Single mother (Kathryn Hahn) takes her kids (Ed Oxenbould) to their grandparents house, then things go horribly wrong. Not much of a story at this point. But the title of the movie gives us a pretty good idea.
The term Sundowning is a "psychological phenomenon" with symptoms that include restlessness and increased confusion in patients who have dementia, along with agitation and mood swings. (Brian Gallagher)
Shyamalan is both the writer and director of this film. Producing the film will be Marc Bienstock and Ashwin Rajan, with Steven Schneider executive producing. The movie will be filmed in Shyamalan's home town of Philadelphia and has been described as "Low Budget" Which isn't a bad thing if you ask me. I think his best films have been "Low Budget" The film is supposed to come out sometime this year.
So what will it be? My motto for movies is usually "High hopes and low expectations" but I don't know if I even have Hope for Shyamalan anymore. I am however glad to see he is going back to what he does best.