I remember hearing M. Night Shyamalan
interviewed on the Howard Stern show where he recounted his journey with his last movie, 'Lady In The Water'.
Disney was ready to go with it but didn't really like the ending, which made him cry (no joke). After crying about it for a few days and searching his feelings, Shyamalan decided that Disney "didn't believe in the project" and he too it to Warner Bros., who was more than willing to give him complete creative control.
I don't know how many of you were 'lucky'
enough to see Lady In The Water in the theater, but it's an unintentionally silly movie capped off with a ridonkulous ending you have to see to believe. This is compounded by a scene where Shyamalan stops the whole film to make a statement by killing the movie critic character.
It's just too bad for him he couldn't have killed off all movie critics for real (or made a better movie) because it sounds like he'll be getting no love for his next movie, 'The Happening'.
A reviewer who read the shooting script at Gone Elsewhere claimed The Happening demonstrated that “M. Night had hit rock bottom,”
adding that the movie features “the most moronic environmentalism in cinema history”.
He went on to say that the script contains numerous unintentional laugh out loud moments and that "The late night comedy guys are going to have a field day. It will be Christmas in July for the Shyamalan detractors of the world."
"The Day after Tomorrow…with plants."
The movie tells the story of a family (Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel) on the run from an apocalyptic crisis that threatens humanity. The threat appears to be an airborne virus that causes people to commit suicide.
You can see the trailer here