Shyamalan Film Gets Release Date, More Cast Members

M. Night Shyamalan’s newest movie–still untitled–now has a release date, as well as several more actors who have joined the ensemble cast.

As usual with the acclaimed writer/director, the new film is shrouded in mystery, with Shyamalan maintaining creative control and revealing very few details.

But what is known, as reported by Collider, is that the feature film will hit theaters July 23, 2021. Universal Pictures will release the movie, but when actual shooting will start is still up in the air.

Shyamalan’s track record of creating quality, moneymaking films on meager budgets is well-documented. In fact, three of his movies–The Visit (2015), Split (2016) and Glass (2019)–only cost around $35 million combined to make, but grossed more than $600 million at box offices worldwide. Glass–his most recent effort–took in $246 million worldwide on a $20 million budget.

Additional cast members also were announced, with Ken Leung (Lost), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Nikki Amuka-Bird (Avenue 5) joining Thomasin McKenzie, Alex Wolff, Eliza Scanlen, Aaron Pierre and Vicky Krieps on the film.

The only hint Shyamalan has dropped so far about his next three films–including this current unnamed project–is that they will be “weird and dark”.

The filmmaker–who broke into the big time with 1999’s The Sixth Sense from Hollywood Pictures–said he likes his films to “deal with some complicated things, and not necessarily take the audience where they’re comfortable, both during or even at the end.”

With the specifics of this effort still murky at best, keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on Shyamalan’s unique moviemaking magic.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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