Universal Sets M. Night Shyamalan’s Upcoming Thriller for July 2021
Universal Pictures has announced that M. Night Shyamalan’s untitled thriller will be released on Friday, July 23, 2021. The movie is currently set to open against Paramount Pictures’ sci-fi movie The Tomorrow War starring Chris Pratt, Betty Gilpin, J.K. Simmons, and Yvonne Strahovski.
The movie stars Eliza Scanlen (Little Women), Thomasin McKenzie (True History of the Kelly Gang), Aaron Pierce (Krypton), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Abbey Lee (Lovecraft Country, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Tower), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Avenue 5, Gold Digger, Jupiter Ascending), and Ken Leung (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Inhumans, The Blacklist).
The project is written, directed, and produced by two-time Oscar nominee Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable).
Shyamalan’s high-concept content has consistently captured the attention of audiences around the world for nearly two decades, having amassed more than $3.3 billion worldwide. His most recent Universal project, Glass, the culmination of his Eastrail 177 Trilogy, garnered nearly $250 million worldwide and opened No. 1 at the box office, remaining in the top spot for three weeks. Split, the second film in the epic series, also debuted at No. 1 and remained there for three weeks in a row during its 2017 release, while 2015’s The Visit brought in close to $100 million at the worldwide box office and was one of the highest-grossing horror films of the year. Having independently financed the three films with a combined production budget of $35 million, Glass, Split and The Visit went on to cumulatively gross more than $600 million worldwide. He will similarly finance his next two films.
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