M. Night Shyamalan, the two-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind box-office hits such as “The Sixth Sense” and “Split,” has signed a multi-year, first-look directing and producing agreement with the Warner Bros. Pictures Group (WBPG).
Night is one of the most iconic and influential directors of his generation and an auteur in every sense of the word. From ‘The Sixth Sense’ through ‘Split’ to his latest chiller ‘Knock at the Cabin,’ he’s one of the few directors in contemporary cinema whose name alone promises a bold, singular vision, compelling original storytelling and a provocative, surprising and entirely unique experience at the theater.
Meanwhile, Shyamalan expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, saying he believes that WBPG has “rediscovered its love and appreciation for filmmakers, and the impact of the theatrical experience.”
“We all win when movies succeed in theaters. I believe David Zaslav, Michael De Luca, and Pam Abdy have dedicated themselves to unique filmmakers, and to filling theaters all around the world for years to come,” he added.
Shyamalan recently directed the thriller “Knock at the Cabin,” which stars Dave Bautista, Kristen Cui, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Rupert Grint, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Abby Quinn. He currently serves as a director and executive producer of the hit Apple TV series “Servant,” which will air its finale on March 17.
The filmmaker’s next directing project is a film titled “Trap,” which is set to hit theaters on Aug. 2, 2024. He will also be serving as a producer of “The Watchers,” the upcoming directorial debut of his daughter Ishana Night Shyamalan. The movie, an adaptation of the 2021 A.M. Shine novel of the same name, will premiere in theaters on June 7, 2024.