M. Night Shyamalan was the toast of Hollywood after his brilliant, no-one saw that twist coming, Sixth Sense (1999). Finally a film maker in Hollywood willing to take risks and tell original stories. Big things were expected of him.
However, none of the films that came after Sixth Sense lived up to it. There have been films like The Village, The Happening, The Last Airbender, and unfortunately, his latest release, After Earth (starring Will and Jaden Smith), continues this downward spiral.
I caught up with M. Night recently, and it has to be said, he is one of the nicest guys I have met. We spoke about how After Earth was like a birthday present from Will Smith, why he never has anything in development, how he deals with his fears, Wayward Pines – his first foray into television, and 2 mysterious films.
After Earth is in cinemas now.