Universal to Release M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit in September 2015


We haven’t heard the name “M. Night Shyamalan” in a while, almost as if he had gone into hiding after last year’s After Earth, but in fact, he had been working quietly on a couple of lower-budget movies, one of them being a horror film with the working title “Sundowning.”

The film, starring Kathryn Hahn, had wrapped without much word on who might release it, but Universal Pictures announced today that one of the release slots they had reserved for September 25, 2015 as “Untitled Blumhouse Horror 1” will in fact be for Shyamalan’s movie, now called The Visit. Produced by Jason Blum and Blumhouse Pictures, it will instead be released on September 11 next year.

According to Universal’s press release, it’s the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

At the same time, Universal have announced that their found-footage thriller Cybernatural, previously scheduled for April 10, 2015, has moved back a week and is now called Unfriended. Developed and conceived by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and directed by Levan Gabriadze, the Blumhouse co-production involves a group of teenagers being “stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.”

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