INTERVIEW: The M. Night Shyamalan Interview You Want to Read

This weekend M. Night Shyamalan returns to theaters with the paranoid thriller The Happening starring Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel and John Leguizamo. It is his first film since 2006's Lady in the Water, which didn't connect with critics or audience members. As the director of The Sixth Sense his star rose high and in 2002 it seemed he couldn't be stopped with the smash hit Signs. Since then he has been hit hard with poor reviews for The Village as well as Lady in the Water and he has faced harsh criticism not only for his films, but he has sustained some personal attacks as well. All of which will be brought up in this interview.

As a fan of Shyamalan's work, but not necessarily a lover of all of his films, I decided to ask him the tough questions touching upon concerns of fair reviews for The Happening, the charges that he has a large ego and the occasional comment that The Happening may end up being his make-or-break film. However, I don't forget to bring up his filmmaking ability, his inspiration for The Happening as well as discussing his upcoming film, a live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's "Avatar: The Last Airbender."

Sit back and enjoy what I believe to be a quality and frank interview with one of the more imaginative directors of our time, M. Night Shyamalan...

(Rope of Silicon)

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