June 25, 2024

The ‘Knock at the Cabin’ director has also set his next film in the studio.


After the success of Play in the Cabin, M. Night Shyamalan Warner Bros. He has inked a directorial and production deal with Pictures Group, which will keep the two-time Academy Award nominee at the studio for the foreseeable future. With the move, Shyamalan has set his next directorial effort, trap, with the studio through its Philadelphia-based Blinding Edge Pictures banner. Shyamalan’s highly anticipated new feature is shooting for August 2, 2024.


It’s hard to deny Shyamalan’s earning power. Although the director has had a rollercoaster career, he has gone from remarkable cinematic heights with projects like The sixth sense and unbreakable Critically and at the box office at least, he has done well in recent years with intriguing and solidly executed films such as split up, the oldand the last Play in the Cabin. Over the course of his four-decade career, the filmmaker has grossed more than $3.3 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing box office hit in four decades, with his latest film being his seventh. It has gained a lot of popularity in television with its successful Apple TV+ the server which just premiered its fourth and final season this year.

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Warner Bros. Pictures will no doubt make Shyamalan’s latest foray into the studio much smoother. Although most of his films were through Disney and Universal, Warner Bros. had the misfortune of being attached to his box office disaster. Lady in the Water It was panned by critics and grossed only $72.8 million against a $70 million budget. Shyamalan’s latest success, however, is a reminder of why theatergoers fell in love with his work and why studios were eager to lock in his talents.

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Besides trapIt also has Blinding Edge SupervisorsShyamalan’s daughter’s directorial debut Ishana Night Shyamalan​​​​​​​​, in the file of June 7, 2024. Directed by Shyamalan and his production company Ashwin Rajan, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema will continue to develop more original projects, while also developing “more creator-driven genre projects.” Don’t expect a sequel from the director, as he has said in advance that he is more in love with creating new concepts to follow each film than with sequels. Shyamalan also told Collider that he currently has structures planned for three new films, possibly including trapfans could see it for the next six years.


Read the quotes from Shyamalan and Warner Bros. below

Warner Bros. Pictures Group presidents and CEOs Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy They were delighted to bring back Shyamalan and his unique sense of filmmaking, saying in an official statement:

Night is one of the most expressive and influential directors of his generation and an auteur in every sense of the word. From The Sixth Sense to Split to his latest chiller Knock at the Cabin, he is one of the few directors in contemporary cinema whose name alone promises a bold and unique vision, a compelling original story and a provocative, surprising and completely unique theater experience. We couldn’t be happier that Warner Bros. We look forward to welcoming you to the family and an exciting partnership with Night and the entire Blinding Edge team.

Shyamalan, for his part, expressed his confidence David Zaslav regime and gave some love to his past studios, adding:

Where I write and direct is my home. Disney and Universal, where I made most of my films, will always be home and family to me. Warner Bros. has a storied history of cinema. Through its recent experiences, the company has rekindled its love and appreciation for filmmakers and the impact of the theatrical experience. We all win when they hit theaters. I believe that David Zaslav, Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy have dedicated themselves to exceptional filmmakers and to filling theaters around the world for years to come.

Stay tuned here at Collider for more on Shyamalan’s upcoming projects trap and Ishana by Night Shyamalan Supervisors. In the meantime, check out the director’s previous interview with Collider Play in the Cabin.

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