Master of suspense M. Night Shyamalan still has to prove himself to Hollywood

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan attends the premiere of Glass at SVA Theatre in New York City on Jan 15, 2019.
Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan attends the premiere of Glass at SVA Theatre in New York City on Jan 15, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK - Twenty years after his supernatural sleeper hit The Sixth Sense set a new bar for twist endings, M. Night Shyamalan is, by most standards, a successful filmmaker.

Yet as he unveils his latest movie, Glass - a sequel that ties together his critically acclaimed superhero story Unbreakable (2000) and his psychological thriller Split (2016) - the director still has to prove himself to Hollywood, he tells The Straits Times in a one-on-one chat in New York in November to promote the film.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content