Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...
I’ve seen this reported in a number of places, and dozens of you have written in about it by now. Most of the letters read about like this:
Just thought you would be interested in reading about what started out as a documentary for the Sci Fi Channel on "The Village"turned out to be an expose that M Night Shyamalan will NOT be happy about.
It was once called "Making of The Village".
NOW it's called "The Buried Secret of M Night Shymalan," a 3 hour expose on the director you love to love or love to hate.
Here's a snip:
"If the project reveals more than Night was comfortable with, that was an inherent gamble that he was aware of long before this was started...."
Talkbackers....start your TiVOS!!!
What’s odd is that I got a letter about a month and a half ago, before any of this started to be made public, that I dismissed because I assumed this thing was just going to be a standard issue hype special for THE VILLAGE. Now, in light of what we’re hearing, I thought it was worth going back to:
The Sci Fi Channel is airing a "documentary" on "The Sixth Sense" and "Signs" director M. Night Shyamalan titled, "Portrait Of A Filmmaker: M. Night Shyamalan". Episodes will air simultaneous to the release of Shyamalan's new feature "The Village" this coming summer.
Nathanial Kahn ("My Architect") directed the series and is credited with writing as well, though according to sources close to Callum Greene (credited producer) the project was actually written and executive produced by Shyamalan himself!
The "documentary" is a FICTIONAL piece in the spirit of "The Blair Witch Project" that emulates the suspense/thriller aspects of "The Village". It will be presented as a factual documentary highlighting the making of "The Village", as well as the achievements and background of its subject, M. Night Shyamalan.
So is this all just an attempt to create buzz by stirring up a fake controversy? My sources say absolutely. In fact, I've heard that M. Night was the one who was the creative force behind this documentary from the get-go. The story certainly sounds fishy the way it’s being reported so far, and M. Night is such a notorious control freak that this sounds exactly like something he’d do.
At this point, I’d say you probably shouldn’t go into this expecting to see something really ugly and revealing, because I get the feeling it’s all just part of his master plan to sell us a whole bunch of nothing this time around. We’ll see...