// THE FOLLOWING WAS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE//
Touchstone Pictures announced recently that director M. Night Shyamalan plans on releasing a “Director’s Cut” edition of his 2004 thriller “The Village.” The DVD is planned for release by the end of this year. Shyamalan says he will start the re-editing process after the release of his next film entitled “Lady in the Water” (July 21, 2006).
The director claims he feels that his film was “unfairly received” and that his “voice and message” weren’t properly expressed. The film was a mild success taking in $114 million at the U.S. Box-office, but wasn’t a critical success earning mixed reviews from the nations top critics. Shyamalan and the original editor, Christopher Tellefson, will be restructuring the film using alternate takes and previously unreleased scenes. Apparently a different ending was filmed back in 2003, but after pressure from the studio and mixed test screenings, the ending was re-shot.
Night will also bring back the films music editor, Thomas S. Drescher, so that James Newton Howard’s Oscar nominated score will remain emotionally relevant to the new cut. Touchstone Pictures and producer Sam Mercer plan on an October release for the DVD.
Oh by the way –
Happy April Fools Day!
Thats right, this entire article is untrue. I’m sorry, I had to do it.