Any buzz on M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village"

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  1. Michael J K

    Michael J K Stunt Coordinator

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    Saw the teaser trailer before The Return of the King this past Monday. Looks creepy, and an interesting idea. Knowing M. Night Shyamalan, it won't be just what it appears to be. Any buzz on this movie? Release date, etc?
     
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    Well that's not fair. I didn't see the trailer and I saw Return of the King 3 times. It must be a recent thing.
     
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    I thought he was working on "The Woods"?
     
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    There was another project called The Woods, so M. Night's was renamed The Village.
     
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    I know a little about it, and don't want to say too much to not give anything away, so the spoiler will be a very vague one.

    I know what the twist to the ending is, and unless he does something wonderful when filming it, it's a pretty lame twist ending. No where near the caliber of his other twist endings.
     
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    Well, the script reviews have been very negative so far. Course, it is hard to tell if those were final scripts, or real ones for that matter.

    It is kinda hard to get a read on a movie until actual footage is seen. I'm hoping for the best...

    Jason
     
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    It looks creepy. I wondered who the narrator's voice was during the trailer though; it sounded like William Hurt but I'm not sure.

    -Dennis
     
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    Dennis,
    Would you be able to point me to the Village trailer link on the apple site?
    I tried looking for it,couldnt see it, which studio is producing this film?
    Thanx
    Rajj
     
  9. Dennis Pagoulatos

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    Oops...looks like I didn't get it from Apple's website...I apologize. I believe it was linked directly from aintitcoolnews.com a couple of weeks back. It was a full screen QT file....

    -Dennis
     
  10. Alex Spindler

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    Here it is.

    And the less than full screen one is here. Thanks to ComingSoon.
     
  11. Dennis Pagoulatos

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    That's the one, Alex to the rescue! [​IMG]

    Does anybody know who the narrator of the trailer is?

    -Dennis
     
  12. Alex Spindler

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    I'd bet real money that it's William Hurt. His voice and speech patterns are pretty distinct.

    Plus, he's actually in the cast list. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, It's William Hurt..............
     
  14. Matt Butler

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    Im interested. Whats the storyline?
     
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    I enjoy Night's work a lot, but after Signs, The Woods just seems redundant and script reviews haven't been so hot on the film.

    I'm more interested in what he'll do with "The Life of Pi".
     
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    I fear that he is quickly painting himself into a corner. While I do like his films, they are quickly falling into the same basic formula. While I find the pregnent scenes, ominous dialogand minimalist special effects to be refreshing, it is becoming a bit too apparent that he is unwilling to abandon the "twist ending where everything falls into place" structure he's been using for the past three movies. I'd like to see him flex his cinematic muscles and vary the formula instead of just the setting.
     

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