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M Knight Shyamalan taking things in 'very dark' direction for next film

M Knight Shyamalan is taking things in a 'dark' direction credit:Bang Showbiz
M Knight Shyamalan is taking things in a 'dark' direction credit:Bang Showbiz

M. Knight Shyamalan will take things in a "very dark" direction for his next movie.

The iconic filmmaker - who has directed the likes of 'The Sixth Sense', 'Signs', 'Old' and 'Knock At The Cabin' - is returning later in 2024 with new film 'Trap', starring Josh Hartnett.

The 'Black Mirror' actor told IndieWire: "It’s a pivot. But I try to make all of my roles pivots. If you’re playing the same thing again and again, it gets boring to the audience.

"Working with M. Night was one of the best experiences of my career. I think he’s a true artist in the capitol-A sense of the word.

"And I think people are gonna be really surprised and excited about the movie we make. It’s very bizarre, very dark, and it’s wild.”

Plot details - and Hartnett's own role - are being kept closely under wraps, with Shyamalan well known for his film's epic twists.

The movie is set to be released by Warner Bros Pictures on August 2, as part of an multi-year first look deal with the studio.

The partnership will also see Warner release his daughter Ishana Night Shyamalan's directorial debut 'The Watchers', which is coming in June.

In a previous statement, the studio's heads Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy said: "Night is one of the most iconic and influential directors of his generation and an auteur in every sense of the word.

“From ‘The Sixth Sense’ through ‘Split’ to his latest chiller ‘Knock at the Cabin,’ he’s one of the few directors in contemporary cinema whose name alone promises a bold, singular vision, compelling original storytelling and a provocative, surprising and entirely unique experience at the theater.

"We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him to the Warner Bros. family, and look forward to an exciting collaboration with Night and the entire Blinding Edge team.”