Shyamalan troubles with selling script?
Well it looks like M. Night Shyamalan really is carrying round a bad reputation from his last film Lady in the Water. It's a sad thing in Hollywood that you're only remembered for your last, let's not think of Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs or The Village, all of which I thought were great with Unbreakable and Signs the best.
Now he's trying to get his new script made into a film and the word out there is that he's having real trouble. According to Latino Review and TMZ through Moviehole and dtheatre - phew! - he's been going around with his script for an alien invasion story where the aliens invade Earth using the flora and fauna around us.
I can't say it's that interesting sounding a script, but as we've witnessed in his previous films he always likes to put a different slant on things. However the reports say that it's not being accepted well and the studios don't see the potential in it.
Moviehole is venomous in it's tirade against him and say that every studio executive they know has said he's carrying a huge ego and he thinks he's a genius. Well, he has produced some brilliant films and he has been quite high up in the industry for a while, and Hollywood is packed with egos, why is Shyamalan any different?
All this aside I think it's going to be a shame if we lose this talent from our screens. I haven't seen Lady in the Water yet, but his other films have ranged from great to superb. I have liked them all, even Village, which I suspect I liked because I wasn't hinging everything on the twist.
Interestingly Lady in the Water carries a 6.2 on IMDB out of 17,028 votes, Village carries 6.6 with 44,133.
I hope we do see more of his films, perhaps though less of the fairytale and more of the suspense and horror that he's so good at.