Plot News For Shyamalan's 'The Happening'

by Paul William Tenny

m-night-shyamalan.jpgThis is the first time I've seen any information about the plot of M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening, a flick he'll be doing for 20th Century Fox after Avatar: The Last Airbender. This movie is interesting in that Shyamalan took the script to the studio heads of all the major studios and was rejected by every single one of them. Despite that, he got some advice, when home to Philly to retool the script, and got an instant buy from Fox who seems to be pretty enthused about this one.

But nobody seemed to know what the heck it was about, other than it's a Shyamalan-style disaster flick. In a short post on MTV's movie blog, there are some quotes from Mark Wahlberg where the boy has some praise for the writer-director, putting him above some other impressive talent. Chucked in at the end almost as an afterthought is this little gem: "Set amidst a worldwide catastrophe that literally has the planet fighting back against humanity, infecting people with a neurotoxin which makes them want to kill themselves.."

The Happening still (presumably) in production is set for release June 13th of next year.
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