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2009-02-02 13:00:15

Hollywood filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has cast Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel in his upcoming, live-action movie, The Last Airbender, Variety.com said. The film, which is based on an animated Nickelodeon television series, will co-star newcomer Noah Ringer, as well as Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone and Jessica Jade Andres. Production is slated to begin in mid-March in Greenland, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. The first picture in the planned three-movie Airbender...

2008-06-18 12:00:36

It has been a tough summer to be a superstar director or writer. Take Larry and Andy Wachowski, the writer/director brother team behind the Matrix franchise and the creative minds behind Warner Bros.' (TWX) megabust Speed Racer. Or M. Night Shyamalan. The 38-year-old Indian-born writer/director was pilloried by movie critics before the opening of his apocalyptic film The Happening, which did surprisingly well in the face of almost universally stinky reviews. [Of course, it then promptly fell...

2008-06-13 18:00:19

By Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 13--It almost happened. America's movie hypemeisters almost killed M. Night Shyamalan with kindness. A Newsweek cover story called him "The New Spielberg." Others once peddled the idea that he is the new Hitchcock. His movies after "The Sixth Sense" have been so far beneath that level that such hype should have been a felony. ------ THE HAPPENING Three and a half stars (Out of four) STARRING: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John...

2006-08-28 01:46:40

By Frank Segers LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" ruled the foreign box office for an eighth weekend, grossing an estimated $17.8 million from 48 territories. Disney's seafaring sequel has now earned $554.7 million internationally; including its North American haul, the global total stands at $962.3 million. Disney expects the title to surpass within a week the global gross of 2001's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" ($976.5...

2006-07-23 13:05:29

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co.'s "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" logged a third weekend as the most popular movie in North America while the latest films from directors M. Night Shyamalan and Ivan Reitman both bombed, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday. The monster swashbuckler "Pirates" earned $35 million, comfortably ahead of Sony Corp.'s animated creepfest "Monster House," which exceeded expectations with a $23 million debut....

2006-07-23 11:22:18

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel logged a third weekend as the most popular movie in North America, while the latest films from directors M. Night Shyamalan and Ivan Reitman both bombed, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday. Shyamalan's mystical fantasy "Lady in the Water" opened at No. 3 with $18.2 million, amid a critical pasting that got personal at times. The New York Post described Shyamalan as "a crackpot with a messianic delusions." His...

2006-07-18 11:06:08

By Gary Crosse NEW YORK (Reuters) - M. Night Shyamalan left Disney when the studio refused to make his new movie "Lady in the Water," based on his own fairytale. Now the director of "The Sixth Sense" is risking his reputation on the movie, and some critics are scratching their heads and wondering why. "Lady in the Water," to be released on Friday by Warner Bros., is based on a bedtime story Shyamalan made up for his two young daughters. But his fairy tale, also published as a...

2006-02-17 03:37:35

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - M. Night Shyamalan, whose directorial credits include "The Sixth Sense," "Signs" and "The Village," will be honored as ShoWest Director of the Year. The filmmaker will receive the award at the March 16 closing-night ceremonies of the exhibitors convention, which will take place at the Bally's and Paris hotels in Las Vegas. Shyamalan drew applause from exhibitors in Orlando in October when he spoke at the ShowEast convention,...

2006-01-25 16:06:01

By Bob Tourtellotte PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Actor Paul Giamatti is smack in the middle of an Oscar race, has two movies at Sundance, another coming out this summer and a new film production company, but he considers himself one thing above all: lazy. "I'm a lazy man, I really am a lazy guy," he told Reuters and added a chuckle. "I like my leisure time, big time. But then the actor, currently in Hollywood's Oscar race for his work as a boxing manager in "Cinderella Man," reflects...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
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