M. Night Shyamalan's Scary Future

The director known for his unnerving films gambles his rep on a water nymph

They seem a typical lot, the residents of the apartment complex that's the setting for M. Night Shyamalan's new film, Lady in the Water. Yet many of them are searching for a mission. One, Vick (played by Shyamalan), is composing a tome he calls The Cookbook, which is full of his thoughts on how to make a better world. But Vick's not at all sure about his endeavor. He wonders if he has been wasting his time.

Vick is not, by a long stretch, Night (as everyone calls Shyamalan). The filmmaker not only has a vision, he already knows it sells....

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