The Visit and Glass director M. Night Shyamalan has teased his two upcoming projects will be “all weird and dark” but confirms they won’t be connected.
In a recent interview with Collider, Shyamalan further explains he will continue to use his style of filmmaking he has been using since The Visit by taking “big tonal risks and try to hit that note of absurd-but-grounded.”
“I’m loving this approach from The Visit on where they’re minimal, contained, I own them, we take big tonal risks and try to hit that note of absurd-but-grounded, that dark humour moment and deal with some complicated things and not necessarily take the audience where they’re comfortable, both during or even at the end,” Shyamalan said. “That’s all mitigated because we’re working with a respectable number and I feel like I’m being a good partner to my distributors. I like that because it allows me to iterate really fast in the making of these stories, so those films follow that architecture of approach and process. Even if it’s tricking myself into being more dangerous, it’s working because when I think about these three films that I’m thinking about—all weird and dark—I think that they speak to each other a little bit.”
Earlier in the year, it was announced Shyamalan had signed a new deal with Universal Pictures which allows the director to write and direct his next two movies for the studio. Details on his upcoming projects are currently being kept under wraps, but we do know the films are set to be released in 2021 and 2023 respectively.
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