M. Night Shyamalan Returns to Thrillers with Hahn & Oxenbould


M.-Night-ShyamalanFollowing the disaster that was the Will and Jaden Smith science fiction movie After Earth (recent winner of three Razzie Awards) and his foray into anime with The Last Airbender, filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is returning to the thriller genre with Sundowning, according to TheWrap.

The low-budget movie stars Kathryn Hahn, currently appearing in Jason Bateman’s Bad Words, and child actor Ed Oxenbould, and there’s more information about it then Shyamalan’s past movies at this stage with Hahn playing a single mother with two kids (of which Oxenbould plays one) who visit their grandparents before things go wrong.

Hahn is a busy character actor who has appeared in many movies including last year’s We’re the Millers and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and has roles in Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland and Shawn Levy’s This is Where I Leave You. Oxenbould next appears as the title character in Disney’s adaptation of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day opposite Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell.

The movie is described in TheWrap‘s story as “a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with some form of dementia. Symptoms also include agitation and mood swings.”

Apparently it’s close to wrapping production in Shyamalan’s home turf of Pennsylvania with the filmmaker producing along with Marc Bienstock and Ashwin Rajan.