We may very well be in the middle of one of the greatest career renaissances in recent memory. M. Night Shyamalan is a filmmaker who started off his career with a bang. The Sixth Sense is still a flick that is highly relevant in the pop culture zeitgeist, and Shyamalan went to follow up that strong film with Unbreakable and Signs, proving that he was no one-hit wonder.
Of course, you can’t bring up Shyamalan without also bringing up the slump he fell into. There may be some debate as to when it started. Some say it started with Signs, some say The Village, but most can agree that his work started to get universally panned around the time of Lady in the Water. From The Happening through After Earth, it wasn’t clear if he would ever come back as the same creative force as he once was.
Now, on the heels of two solid wins, The Visit, and Split (not to mention his TV show Wayward Pines), enthusiasm for his work seems to be growing. And given the way he left things in Split, fans are hungry to see what awaits in the sequel.
The filmmaker has spent the past few months taking to Twitter and sharing the progress of his films, and last Saturday, Shyamalan made the following post:
“Writing climax of the new film. Had to step away. Heart pounding. Too scared and worried for the characters. Writing really is like acting.”
That’s right, Shyamalan is already writing the climax in the sequel to this year’s surprise hit, Split. Ever since that movie was deemed a success, he’s been hard at work at this script, and has only really been writing it for a little more than a couple months at this point. All the same, he says he’s been writing nearly everyday, and his inspiration seems to be at an all-time high, which is always good.
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SOURCE: M. Night Shyamalan (via Twitter)