Director M. Night Shyamalan addresses shared theory of the cinematic universe
M. Night Shyamalan’s early films delivered unexpected twists to audiences in their final scenes, earning him a reputation for shocking audiences with all of his tales, though the biggest reveal he has offered viewers has been undoubtedly occurred in the last moments of his 2017 film. To divide, in which he revealed that the seemingly standalone adventure was actually a continuation of his 2000 film Unbreakable. Shyamalan concluded this story with 2019 Glass, yet this development has led many fans to wonder if all of his films are set in the same universe, even if the characters have never crossed paths. Despite such theories, Shyamalan refuted this notion, confirming that there was no sort of “M. Night Shymalan Cinematic Universe”. His latest film, Old, hits theaters July 23.
“I don’t think that way,” Shyamalan confirmed to ComicBook.com when asked about the interconnected nature of his films. “Although sometimes I have fun trying to think of referring to something else that happened in another movie, but that would be misleading because, honestly, I think of them more in this. fuzzy area everyone’s thought process is its own discernible thing. They are not related. In this world that’s what’s happening, and in this world people realize they’re comic book characters, and we just move on. “
The new film is described: “This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a spooky and mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical vacation who finds that the secluded beach where they relax for a few hours somehow makes them age. quickly… reducing their entire life in a single day.
Shyamalan went on to note how, although most of his films fall under the horror genre, he still uses these specific, disconnected narratives to explore themes and tones one might not expect of him.
“Whenever I feel like working on a romance or a comedy, I just fit it into the genre style I’m doing,” the filmmaker said. “Therefore Visit would be my desire to be more comical. In general, these films, the dark humor aspect, I had more opportunities in these four films to do that and I love that, this opportunity. For example, like Old, I wanted to talk a bit about romance so here it is [which] we have woven through. “
Old hits theaters on July 23.
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