‘The Watchers’ Marks Ishana Night Shyamalan’s Debut

by Thomas Tuna

This apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

Ishana Night Shyamalan–daughter of the Academy Award-nominated filmmaker–will make her directorial debut with The Watchers, a thriller she adapted from the A.M. Shine novel, according to a report on Deadline.

The New Line Cinema project–written and directed by Shyamalan–reportedly is being fast-tracked for a June 7, 2024 theatrical release. Casting choices have not been revealed, but filming is expected to start later this year.

The Watchers follows Mina, a 28-year-old artist “who becomes stranded in an expansive, untouched forest in western Ireland,” according to the synopsis. When she finds shelter, she “unknowingly becomes trapped alongside three strangers who are watched and stalked by mysterious creatures each night.”

M. Night Shyamalan will produce the film, along with Ashwin Rajan and Nimitt Mankad. Jo Homewood will serve as executive producer.

New Line president Richard Brener called the film “equal parts visual, immersive and terrifying. The script grips you from the first page and never lets go.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Watchers.


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