If ever you thought that TNT’s redux of Tales From the Crypt under one-time suspense master M. Night Shyamalan was only a nightmare, have we got a twist for you. Not only has TNT greenlit the new Tales From the Crypt to series, well also have a “newly reinvented” Crypt Keeper to tell them.
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We first learned back in January that TNT had in mind to resurrect the classic Tales From the Crypt with M. Night Shyamalan curating new horror stories, though details were few and far between. Now, the Sixth Sense director at least confirms that the classic “Crypt Keeper” character will return, though perhaps not as we remember.
As if the renewal of FOX’s Wayward Pines weren’t enough of an anchor keeping M. Night Shyamalan on TV, The Sixth Sense director now has his own crypt. Tales From the Crypt, that is, a reboot of the classic anthology series landing on TNT.
Despite an overall mediocre reception, and a full five months since its first season finale, FOX’s M. Night Shyamalan-fronted Wayward Pines will live on after all. FOX has officially ordered a second season for 2016, but should we expect an all-new cast, as predicted?
In what proved to be one of the neatest twists of 2015, M. Night Shyamalan restored our faith by returning with the pretty solid horror flick The Visit. And the master of twists is already heading into production on his next thriller, re-teaming with Blumhouse Productions for the newly-titled Split, starring James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy, the breakout star of The Witch.
Although we previously heard that Joaquin Phoenix might be reuniting with his Signs and The Village director M. Night Shyamalan for a new thriller, it would appear that those plans never progressed beyond the discussions stage. Instead, X-Men star James McAvoy will lead Shyamalan’s next project, simply described as a “supernatural thriller.”
Are you ready for an M. Night Shyamalan comeback?
FOX’s M. Night Shyamalan-driven Wayward Pines hasn’t quite captured audiences everywhere (the Shyamalan name hardly commands intrigue these days), though upticks in DVR viewing and moderate ratings may well pave the way to a second season. That said, will star-studded cast the likes of Matt Dillion, Carla Gugino, Terrence Howard or Melissa Leo return?
Not long ago, comedian/actor/genius Patton Oswalt revealed his detailed plan for two more films to form an Unbreakable trilogy. As it turns out, director M. Night Shyamalan isn’t exactly interested in making a film trilogy, but he is definitely interested in continuing the story that began with his film, originally released in 2000.
After a brief intermission, M. Night Shyamalan is back. In addition to the new Fox series Wayward Pines, the twist-y filmmaker also has a new movie coming out: The Visit. We first heard about the film last year, but other than the casting of Kathryn Hahn, production has remained fairly quiet. With Shyamalan’s latest hitting theaters in just four months, the first trailer has arrived to reveal just what The Visit is all about.