M. Night Shyamalan shopping new film with Bruce Willis, Bradley Cooper and Gwyneth Paltrow

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Not many directors are in need of a box office hit more than M. Night Shyamalan and I’m guessing he and Paramount are betting that his upcoming THE LAST AIRBENDER will be a return to form for the director.  But while Airbender is getting the finishing touches, Shyamalan is already shopping his next script.  Given the fact a brand new Shyamalan script doesn’t carry as much weight as it used to, he went ahead and took the liberty of getting actors to agree to star in it before he found a studio to produce it.  In this case, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and longtime friend Bruce Willis are all attached to star in the film.  So even if a studio doesn’t care that Shyamalan wrote it, maybe they’ll care that there’s serious talent attached to it.

I’m one of the few people that actually enjoyed most of Shyamalan’s films, but even I have to admit that this news would have been much more exciting 7 years ago.  His secrecy around his films continues (played to great laughs in Entourage) as he will only let top executives read his scripts.  Again, that was probably necessary 7 years ago, but I think most people have lost interest by now.

M Night Shyamalan

Source: Heat Vision

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