Universal To Produce M. Night Shyamalan’s Two Picture Special
Universal is set to produce a two picture special with filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan. The first movie was originally scheduled to come out on February 26, 2021, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will not hit the big screen on July 23, 2021.
The film’s title and plot have yet to be released, but the cast of the movie is known. The actors include Ken Leung, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Thomasin McKenzie, Alex Wolff, Eliza Scanlen, Aaron Pierre and Vicky Krieps.
Universal has previously released some of Shyamalan’s other films such as 2019’s Glass, 2017’s Split and 2015’s The Visit. All of which were successful in the box office creating a cumulative gross of $3 billion.
Shyamalan was born in Mahé, Pondicherry, India, and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. He got his start in the industry in India. Last week, he shared an old photo on Instagram of his time spent working there. He captioned the post, “Me directing my first film in Chennai, India at 21 years old. #tbt It ended up playing in two theaters for a few weeks. I was crushed. #persevere.”
In April, he posted another old photo of himself holding a camera as a child. He wrote, “#tbt me with my camera and my dad. I believe I’m 7. That sofa used to have plastic on it to keep it clean. This must have been a special day. Like a good Asian dad he’s thinking, ‘This kid better put down that camera and start studying.’”