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M. Night Shyamalan At Work On Low Budget Thriller 'Sundowning' Starring Kathryn Hahn

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist March 22, 2014 at 1:51PM

Licking his wounds after the critical drubbing of "The Last Airbender," along with the equally reviled and commercial bomb "After Earth," M. Night Shyamalan is going indie, with production already underway on "Sundowning." The project has been shooting somewhat in secret for a while, but some new details have emerged that will hopefully see Shyamalan getting his mojo back.
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M. Night Shyamalan

WikipediaSundowning is a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with some form of dementia. Most commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease, but also found in those with mixed dementia, the term "sundowning" was coined due to the timing of the patient's confusion. For patients with sundowning syndrome, a multitude of behavioral problems begin to occur in the evening or while the sun is setting.

Licking his wounds after the critical drubbing of "The Last Airbender," along with the equally reviled and commercial bomb "After Earth," M. Night Shyamalan is going indie, with production already underway on "Sundowning." The project has been shooting somewhat in secret for a while, but some new details have emerged that will hopefully see Shyamalan getting his mojo back.

The Wrap reveals that Kathryn Hahn and child actor Ed Oxenbould star in the film about "a single mother whose two young children visit their grandparents… and things go very wrong." That's all the plot that's being let out of the bag right now, but of course, it's the title—see the meaning above—that's the biggest point of interest.

Filming is expected to wrap in Pennsylvania shortly, and we can only surmise that this will be one to keep an eye out for on the fall festival circuit. Could this be the comeback Shyamalan needs?

This article is related to: M. Night Shyamalan, Kathryn Hahn, The Visit


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