“News neutrality by unbiased coverage”
One News Page
> >

Bad News For Shyamalan Fans - His TV Reboot's Been Canned

One News Page Staff Saturday, 3 June 2017
Bad News For Shyamalan Fans - His TV Reboot's Been Cannedby 👨‍💻 Graham Pierrepoint

Say what you like about M Night Shyamalan – he’s been responsible for a huge number of big movies over the years, some of which have posed some serious posers. The Sixth Sense and Signs are arguably his most critically well-received, and he’s seen a form of career renaissance in the creepily brilliant Split from earlier this year – but, at the same time, his work has been derided for a number of reasons. Movies such as The Last Airbender and After Earth have been critically savaged, and it has taken the director considerable work to claw back into the hearts and minds of moviegoers. Split was a true return to form – just complex enough, and with an ending sting that got people excited to see more of his movies.

He’s also dabbled in TV work – and it was thought for considerable time that the director would be bringing back a classic series to US network TNT. It’s not been long since the network discussed working with Shyamalan to develop a new version of Tales From The Crypt – over a year ago, in fact – and it can hardly be argued that Shyamalan’s trademark twists and turns wouldn’t be at home on the landmark horror anthology series. Certainly, US TV seems to be missing this type of anthology tale – reboots of The Twilight Zone have come and gone, and true TV buffs will remember spooky spiritual sequel Night Gallery – and we certainly think a new version of the Cryptkeeper’s chilling tales would have found a place in a new generation of viewers’ hearts.

However, it seems that it’s not to be. TNT boss Kevin Reilly has advised Deadline that legal matters allowed the project to stumble before it really got going, meaning that the network lost considerable time in waiting for clearance. It seems that Reilly is keen to progress with working with Alien director and visionary Ridley Scott instead – meaning that Shyamalan followers may have to wait and see what he brings to the big screen instead.

Without spoiling Split and its amazing in-credits stinger, the movie’s ending allowed viewers to consider a movie they perhaps hadn’t seen in several years – portrayed in such a twist fashion that a number of doors are now opened up for the director to return to some of his old creations to breathe in new life and energy. If Split is Shyamalan at his current best, then we have nothing to fear from his creative future.


You Might Like

Recent related news from verified sources

Iggy Azalea's 'Bad Girls Tour' Canceled

Iggy Azalea has some bad news for her fans. The “Fancy” rapper confirmed on social media that the rest of her Bad Girls Tour has been... - Entertainment

Crystal Palace fans won't lose sleep over major update, but it's bad news for Zaha

Crystal Palace have struggled in front of goal so far this season but a key part of their offence is set to return from injury after the international break, a...
Football FanCast - Sports

"15-point deduction incoming", "Sick joke" - Many Leeds fans react to major update

Loads of Leeds fans have been reacting to Monday’s big news, as Pontus Jansson has now been charged by the FA for his post-Brentford comments.
Football FanCast - Sports

Sunny Deol’s film Bhaiaji Superhitt has no takers

By Bollywood Hungama News Network Sunny Deol’s film Bhaiaji Superhitt has no takers Those waiting to see Sunny Deol in movie theatres this week may have to...
Filmy Friday - Entertainment

Tweets about this

Other recent news in Entertainment

How The Conners Wrote Out ROSEANNE BarrRoseanne Barr Tweets ‘I AIN’T DEAD, BITCHES!!!!’ Following Premiere of THE CONNERS
MAN BOOKER Prize: Anna Burns becomes first winner from Northern IrelandLADY GAGA on assault: 'I want to take the power back'

Recent related videos from verified sources

Is Richard Madden Going To Be The Next James Bond? [Video]Is Richard Madden Going To Be The Next James Bond? 00:33

There have been many speculations as who will take over James Bond after Daniel Craig. It has now been reported that Scottish actor Richard Madden may take on the iconic role. He is best known for his..

Credit: Wochit Entertainment - Published

John Carpenter Not A Fan Of Dwayne Johnson Remaking One Of His Classic Films [Video]John Carpenter Not A Fan Of Dwayne Johnson Remaking One Of His Classic Films 00:44

John Carpenter's films have regularly received the remake treatment, with plans currently developing for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to star in a reboot of the fantasy-horror-comedy classic Big Trouble..

Credit: Wochit - Published

KEVIN SAUNDERSON DJ set in The Lab LDN [Video]KEVIN SAUNDERSON DJ set in The Lab LDN 56:49

One of the innovators of Detroit techno plays our office party At 9:23 the stream skips. Internet issues - not Mr. Saunderson. Kevin Saunderson ft. Inner City - Bad Girl: Every..

Credit: Mixmag - Published

Jaden Smith Drops New Single 'GOKU' [Video]Jaden Smith Drops New Single 'GOKU' 01:21

Jaden Smith Drops New Single 'GOKU' The artist hit fans with two pieces of good news. On top of announcing his single “GOKU,” he announced he will drop his new project next month. It is called..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories - Published

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest