M Night Shyamalan teams up with Universal Pictures on two more thrillers slated for 2021, 2023
M Night Shyamalan's thrillers will be released on 26 February, 2021 and 17 February, 2023 but no other details are available at this point.
Los Angeles: Indian-American filmmaker M Night Shyamalan is teaming up with Universal Pictures for two new original thrillers, slated for release in 2021 and 2023, respectively.
He independently financed all the three movies and plans to do the same with the newly announced projects that Universal will distribute, reported The Wrap.
"M Night Shyamalan continues to create exciting, highly original stories that keep global audiences on the edge of their seats,” Peter Cramer, President, Universal Pictures, said in a statement.
"There is no one like him. He is a master filmmaker working at the height of his powers, and we are honored that he has once again chosen Universal to be the home for his next two incredible projects."
The thrillers will be released on 26 February, 2021 and 17 February, 2023 but no other details are available at this point.
Shayamalan said the reason he decided to reteam with Universal is that they made a "mandate to release original films".
"They are the best at finding an audience for new stories with unexpected tones. I believe original films are crucial to the longevity of the theatrical experience. I am so excited to be working with them again and bringing new stories to the movie screen for years to come,” the director said.
The story will pick up after the events of the Tomb Raider video-game reboot trilogy, charting a new adventure for the globetrotting Lara Croft 25 years after her first game launched
Titled Triplets, the movie will start production in January in Boston with director-producer Ivan Reitman set to return
Though Warner Bros released Christopher Nolan's Tenet exclusively in theatres last year, that did not stop the filmmaker from criticising the production house for releasing its subsequent films simultaneously on HBO Max during the pandemic.