Shyamalan Picks the Dowdles for First Project
After being critically drubbed for his last two films, M. Night Shyamalan has stepped away from directing in favor of producing for a while. He announced in July his intention to produce a trio of thrillers, one per year. The team of John and Drew Dowdle (Quarantine) has been tapped to bring the creator’s first notion to life.
Shyamalan partnered with Media Rights Capital to form a production company called Night Chronicles to produce these films. He’s not entirely away from the camera, though, as he completes work on the live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, a popular Anime series now seen on Nickelodeon. Paramount has announced a July 2, 2010 release date for the film titled just The Last Airbender.
Since opening October 10 Quarantine, a remake of the Spanish hit REC, has earned $25,819,614 as of October 22 according to Box Office Mojo.