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Shyamalan and Willis together again?

Shyamalan and Willis together again?

Back in 1999 M. Night Shyamalan made a big impact on the film industry when The Sixth Sense was released, collaborating with Bruce Willis the film went on to great success. Following that up in 2000 was Unbreakable, once again teaming up with Willis, Shyamalan’s superhero origin film didn’t quite leave the same impact as The Sixth Sense, however it was still generally well received.

Since then Shyamalan’s films haven’t been able to recapture that early success, however he is reportedly in talks for a new project that has a few interesting points of note. Labor of Love is the title of this new project and Shyamalan is in talks with Bruce Willis to star. If it happens it will be the first time in over a decade the pair team up for a film. Secondly, this project is older than both of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, in the early 1990’s Shyamalan sold the screenplay for Labor of Love to Fox studios. The project didn’t go ahead at the time and Shyamalan went on to different things.

Could returning to a script from earlier in his life and re-teaming with Willis pave the way for a Shyamalan return to form? We’ll just have to wait and see, but as a director he’s proven resilient if nothing else.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.
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