Will M Night Shyamalan’s next film help to reignite his career?
Just weeks after being named Worst Director at Hollywood’s most undesirable awards ceremony the Golden Raspberries, M Night Shyamalan has announced his return. But rather than being demoted to the B-movie circuit, the filmmaker’s next project will see him direct a bona fide A-lister, Will Smith, as well as the actor’s son, Jaden.
The Indian-American filmmaker, known for his love of twist endings, was once the toast of Tinsel Town as the writer-director behind The Sixth Sense, but in recent years he has suffered a dramatic career decline with a string of critically reviled movies.
Things seemed to reach a new low last year with the $150 million (Dh550.9m) kids fantasy, The Last Airbender, which scooped no fewer than five Razzies.
According to Columbia Pictures, the currently untitled Smith-starring science-fiction film is set “1,000 years into the future, a young boy navigates an abandoned and sometimes scary Earth to save himself and his estranged father after their ship crashes”.