M. Night Shyamalan’s directorial debut was an independent dramatic film called “Praying with Anger”, in which he also starred, and was followed by the family drama “Wide Awake” starring Rosie O’Donnell about a young child having a crisis of faith. . But where most people listen to Shyamalan’s filmography is with Oscar nominated horror drama, “The Sixth Sense”. The film’s ending will become a staple in the early years of Shyamalan’s horror career, featured in films like “Signs” and “The Village”.
Despite the reputation, Shyamalan isn’t just a guy who makes thrillers with twisted endings. He is also responsible for the fantasy film “Lady in the Water” and a whole anti-hero super series known as the Eastrail 177 trilogy between “Unbreakable”, “Split” and “Glass”. Regardless of opinion, Shyamalan is a known box office money maker, with his most recent film, “Old,” grossing $ 90.1 million at the global box office despite the pandemic.
Comparatively, his return to horror, “The Visit,” grossed $ 98.4 million without the need for lockdowns or avoiding public places.
In addition to “Knock at the Cabin”, Shyamalan is producing a thriller through his company Blinding Edge Pictures titled “The Vanishings at Caddo Lake” by Celine Held & Logan George (“Topside”). It is about a young girl who mysteriously disappears at the titular lake, only for a series of deaths and disappearances past to all linked after her disappearance. This is the first Blinding Edge Pictures film that has not been directed by Shyamalan since “Devil” in 2010.