Indian American Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan Speaks His Love for Original MoviesHollywood News

February 11, 2019 05:59
Indian American Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan Speaks His Love for Original Movies

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Indian American filmmaker and actor M. Night Shyamalan, who is well known for making films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings, said he loves finding a new tone and telling new stories.

"I love original movies. That for me is a challenge that I love to do," Shyamalan told IANS.

"I love originality. I love finding a new tone, a new way of telling stories and customizing that particular story... That is what interests me. I enjoy not knowing. What it is going to be like when I start is the most fun challenge," he added.

He converged the world of "Split" (a story about a man with over 20 different personalities who kidnaps three teenage girls) and "Unbreakable" (about David Dunn who gets superhero abilities after surviving a train crash) in "Glass".

The sequel to "Unbreakable" and "Split" stars Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Sarah Paulson. Disney India releases the film in India in January.

"'Glass' is in many ways a standalone movie because it has its own tone and own story. Hopefully the trilogy each of the movie can stand on its own," he added.

Born in Mahe, Puducherry, India and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, Shyamalan gained international recognition when he wrote and directed 1999's The Sixth Sense, which was a commercial success and later nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

-Sowmya Sangam

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