Friday, March 30, 2007

Mark Wahlberg to take on M. Night Shyalaman

Here's a pic for the ladies...

The Hollywood Reporter is saying Mark Wahlberg has signed on to star in M. Night Shyamalan's thriller, The Happening for 20th Century Fox.
The Happening revolves around a family on the run from an apocalyptic threat to humanity; Wahlberg will play Elliot Moore, the science teacher at the center of the event. Shyamalan wrote the original screenplay and will produce with Sam Mercer and Barry Mendel. Production on The Happening is set to begin in August in Philadelphia, for a June 13, 2008 release date.

So, can M. Night Shyalaman recover from two disappointments in a row? After The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable (despite what some people say, I think Unbreakable kicks ass), it looked like Shyalaman was unstoppable. Now, after The Village was a letdown and Lady in the Water was just a disaster (and a flop), he is anything but. Has his latest movies damaged his career enough to make his name now a liability?

I don't think so, but he's close. One more disaster and he could be in serious jeopardy...

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