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There is a dominant opinion toward M. Night Shyamalan that many film lovers hold. They say, “I loved him at first when his movies were entertaining and intriguing, but he’s lost his touch.” Some critics think Shyamalan has been making the same movie — with a big twist at the end — for his whole career. And he doesn’t help matters by arrogantly inserting himself into his own movies á la Alfred Hitchcock.
Time, and a few admittedly bad movies, have allowed this sentiment to seep into the psyche of the general public to the point where it seems like Shyamalan has become a parody of who he used to be.
So if you were one of the people who booed and hissed when you saw Shyamalan’s name pop up after the trailer for “Devil,” you weren’t wrong for being cynical. You had the right to assume that “Devil” would be just another “Lady in the Water.” One more cookie-cutter attempt at “blowing your mind” courtesy of Mr. Shyamalan, the Notre Dame (all name, no substance) of directors.
However, after seeing “Devil,” it becomes clear that no one understands the criticisms of M. Night Shyamalan’s approach to filmmaking better than the man himself.
Devil. A story comes from the mind of Academy Award nominated writer/director/producer M.Night Shyamalan. It’s a new thriller and it’s about a group of strangers trapped in an elevator who realize that the Devil may be among them.
M.Night Shyamalan showed us in the past that spirits can be scary. Made us believe in ourselves that superheroes walk the earth. He revealed to us the mysteries behind the crop circles. Also warned us from entering the woods for that’s where the creatures wait. Then, Shyamalan showed us what really lives under the water. And, then the green effect, showing that they can turn on us anytime.
Now, Shyamalan’s mind thought to bring us a thriller which is set in a elevator. I wonder what comes next from the mind of M.Night Shyamalan. I am always looking forward for next Shyamalan story. From the beginning until now, Mr. Shyamalan brought us nothing, yet original ideas, characters, new premise, suspense, horror and always made us to question ourselves. And, Our faith. His films are made to not only enjoy, but to think about the messages they deliver. M.Night Shyamalan’s films are not to always about grabbing your girlfriend or boyfriend and eat pop-corn.
DEVIL from the mind of M.Night Shyamalan – snuck into theatres this friday September 17th into theatres without advance critic screenings. Was there something to worry about or does it deliver decent B-movie chills? Reviews all over the map.
“On paper it’s a ridiculous premise, but in execution works surprisingly well. At the very least, you’ve never seen another film quite like it.”
— Luke Y. Thompson, E!
“…nothing very special or original, but it gets the job done briskly and economically.”
— Dennis Harvey, Variety
“A serviceable burst of high-end hokum…”
— Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
“It’s not great, but it’s not bad, and the fellow who foisted the The Happening, Lady in the Water and The Last Airbender on the faithful would take that praise any day.”
— Roger Moore, Chicago Tribune
Just about few days ago it was announced that Universal studios won’t screen their thriller “Devil” produced by M.Night Shyamalan to critics. Is that a bad sign or a good sign for a film? – Well, let the fans and the audience to decide whether it’s a good sign or a bad sign not screening a film to the critics. If you ask me what I think about Universal Studios’ decision, my opinion is that it is a good sign, for all the critics out there can sit back and wait until the 17th of September which is the official release date of DEVIL.
The film is a supernatural thriller which comes from the mind of Academy Award nominated wirter/director/producer M.Night Shyamalan. Not going to mention its plot as you all know about it by now. Devil is the first in Shyamalan’s “Night Chronicles’ trilogy of films that he produces and others direct.
Thanks to a registered user at IMDB who posted his first review and it’s the first review not related to any of the critics that kept bashing M.Night Shyamalan since the release of “Lady In The Water” until the release of “The Last Airbender”.
Maybe it’s because M Night Shyamalan is finally coming to terms that he no longer is the toast of the town, that he has decided to focus his energies on producing and writing suspenseful thrillers for his project known as The Night Chronicles, with the first film Devil off the blocks, and others to come including his original story idea from his planned sequel to Unbreakable. We know how Shyamalan…
Little is known about the film. Cameras quietly rolled late last year in Toronto and Universal originally had it pegged for a February 2011 release. A trailer, however, received a good response and a free slot opened up on the studio’s schedule earlier than expected. Now, Devil is expected to reign in theaters on September 17.
John and Drew Dowdle, the brothers behind 2008′s Quarantine and the still unreleased The Poughkeepsie Tapes (thanks to the once indecisive and now ailing MGM), sat down with Shock Till You Drop to talk with me about their time directing and producing Devil, a film they became attached to while developing The Coup.
We cover all of the bases, from script development to working with Shyamalan to the film’s PG-13 rating.
Shock Till You Drop: Did Shyamalan seek you guys out for this or did you vie for the job?
John Dowdle: He actually saw The Poughkeepsie Tapes and he loved it. But he wanted to know we could do something fun. So he saw Quarantine and the next day invited us out.
M.Night Shyamalan talks about his upcoming thriller “Devil”. The film’s idea comes from his mind and it’s directed by Drew Dowdle and John Erick Dowdle. Brian Nelson wrote the screenplay for the DEVIL and it’s starring Chris Messina, Bojana Novakovic, Geoffrey Arend, Logan Marshall-Green and Caroline Dhavernas. The film is about a group of people trapped in a elevator realize that the devil is among them when they start dying one by one. In the video below M.Night Shyamalan briefly talks about on how the idea of DEVIL came to his mind. Enjoy!
DEVIL opens the door to elevator on September 17th, 2010.
It’s an intriguing premise. A new behind the scenes featurette for DEVIL has been released. The featurette provides a few more clues into who or what the Devil might be, while also discussing the filmmakers’s perception for true horror. Chris Messina plays the lead role of Bowden, sobered-up homicide detective who is involved with a group of people trapped in an elevator – when they begin to mysteriously die one by one. From the mind of M.Night Shyamalan, Devil is the first entry in the filmmaker’s “Night Chronicles” trilogy.
M.Night Shyamalan just talked to MTV during a press junket for the first of his Night Chronicle thrillers DEVIL, Shyamalan was asked whether he thought a sequel might ever see the greenlight.
“I don’t know because there are so many factors they take into account,” answered the director, adding, ”I guess it will get into an area where it becomes a discussion — like pros and cons,” he added. “Should we make ‘Transformers 8?’ — that kind of conversation.”
With another two Night Chronicle’s movies planned, which he will conceive and produce though not write or direct, Shyamalan is very much focused on his thrillers. He would, however, be open to returning to the saga.
“Really, I’m just writing my next thriller, and if I get the call, that would be great.”
The latest to be unleashed by the mind of M.Night Shyamalan is the thriller DEVIL, someone or something who is playing with five strangers in a elevator. DEVIL will hit the theatres this September, 17th. Today we have a new clip from DEVIL titled “Something Bit Me”. Check it below and thanks to YaHOO for the clip.
Producer M.Night Shyamalan’s latest project DEVIL is going to arrive in theatres this September 17th , and to help promote the film, Universal Pictures has released two new viral websites for movie fans to explore, as well as updated the official Devil site.
TheDevilsMeeting.com offers a look at several pop culture and news stories that show where the Devil has popped up in recent months. You can watch vidoes, read the blog posts, and much more to see how the Devil has influenced society today. Also on the site is a link to The Devil Made Me Do It site, where you can share you deepest, darkest secrets, and users can decide whether to forgive you or damn you.
The What Are You Afraid Of ? website allows users to choose between two random ‘fears’. You can sign onto the site through Facebook or Twitter and see what other users share your same fears. You can also look at the Facebook App for DEVIL.
Devil will appear on September 17th, 2010 in theatres and the film is directed by Drew Dowdle, John Erick Dowdle.