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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

M. Night Shyamalan to reunite with Bruce Willis

Yes. The Shyamalan curse is about to return.

It has been said that Shyamalan is in talks to resurrect one of his first scripts in a film effort which will reunite him with Bruce Willis. Willis starred in the Shyamalan films The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable and has been absent for his long list of flops ever since. The Sixth Sense went on to receive six Oscar nominations (including Best Director), two Golden Globe nominations, and four BAFTA nominations.
Shyamalan sold the script for Labor of Love years ago and the project fell through at 20th Century Fox because they didn't want him to direct. Now the project has gained new attention at Fox.

If you have paid any attention, M. Night Shyamalan hasn't exactly had the career many expected him to have after The Sixth Sense. Out of all his films the only two I would even consider worth watching are The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. Signs wasn't bad at the time, but I re-watched it a while back and I realized then how stupid it was. His list of flops include Lady in the Water, The Happening, The Village, The Last Airbender, Devil (writer/producer) and After Earth. The Last Airbender has been said to be one of the worst movies ever made, he has been nominated for a total of nine Razzie Awards, and if you Google his name the third suggested result is "M. Night Shyamalan sucks." I remember seeing a preview for Devil and when his name popped up in the trailer the theater I was in started booing and throwing popcorn at the screen. So yeah, he doesn't have the best track record in Hollywood.
However, seeing that this script was written before all of the shitstorms we have seen it might have some promise. Labor of Love tells the story of a bookstore owner in Philadelphia grieving the loss of his wife. After he begins to feel guilty for not letting her know how much he loves her, he decides to walk from Philadelphia to her favorite spot in California. Filming is set to begin in mid-September.

How much you want to bet the twist is he died with her and is stuck in limbo or something like that. Seriously, any takers?

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