Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan fights for his movies

(Above, from left) Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy and Bruce Willis star in Glass, directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
(Above, from left) Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy and Bruce Willis star in Glass, directed by M. Night Shyamalan.PHOTO: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy and Bruce Willis star in Glass, directed by M. Night Shyamalan (above).
Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy and Bruce Willis star in Glass, directed by M. Night Shyamalan (above). PHOTO: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

M. Night Shyamalan says Hollywood still views his projects as precarious

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 film-maker.

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.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 17, 2019, with the headline 'Sixth Sense director fights for his movies'. Print Edition | Subscribe