Universal Pictures to distribute Night’s Thriller ‘The Visit’ (formerly Sundowning)

sundowningM. Night Shyamalan, earlier this year, completed filming on a low-budget movie that was then called “Sundowning.” It seems the movie has been renamed “The Visit” and worldwide distribution rights have been acquired by Universal Pictures.

The Visit focuses on a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

Shyamalan shot the film in a particularly covert fashion, and it’s rumored to be closer to spirit of his first few films. It was self-financed and shot in and around his home in Pennsylvania. Shyamalan wanted to get back to his roots and make a film outside the studio system.

The Visit hits theaters on September 11, 2015.

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  1. “Sundowning” was a much better, and a more original title. It grabs my attention immediately. “The Visit” doesn’t sound nearly as interesting. I suppose that there are people in the world who are unaware of what the term “sundowning” means, but creative marketing could have remedied this. I wonder if the title change was at the suggestion of studio suits.

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