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Old 07-14-10, 09:14 PM
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Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Directed by Drew and John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine), this is the first of a planned line of M. Night-produced films under the new shingle, The Night Chronicles. And, yes, they do have that 'mind of M. Night' tagline in the trailer and poster.

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The picture is not currently rated, although I do remember reading not too long that the studio was looking for a PG-13. It doesn't look too bad, and I actually enjoyed Quarantine, so I'll give this one a go. Also, I really dig the poster.

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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

I think this looks awful, and I'm probably one of the biggest M. Night fans on this forum. This just looks like a throw-away horror flick. But, of course, it's just an early trailer... and maybe the movie itself will fare better. I'll probably net-flix it.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

I'm convinced someone replaced M Night with a cardboard cutout during the premiere of Unbreakable. Either that or he got a lobotomy and it didn't make the press.

So sad.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Shouldn't the studio stop pimping his name at this point? It's no longer a good sign when he's attached to something.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Hmm, looks interesting to me. But since this is attached to M. Night and I want to fit it with dvdtalkers...just to be safe, I'll say that it will probably suck and i have Zero interest in seeing this.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

This might be the best thing for his career at this point. Throw his name on a few low budget horror flicks and watch them print money for the studio. The teenagers won't know he didn't direct them.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

I thought the trailer looked good, just dont know why they say from the mind of M. Night. Hes not the director or writer.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

M.Night comes up with the stories, then has someone else direct and write while he godfathers the project. Luc Besson does a similar schtick these days.

It seems to be enough to get a theatre release. Look at the cast - the biggest stars are Bokeem Woodbine and Geoffrey "I, in defiance of natural law, get to have sex with Christina Hendricks" Arend. Shyamalan has some brand power left in him, I suppose.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Where's Keanu Reeves and Jeff Daniels when you need them?
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Simple rules of deduction lead me to believe the devil is:
Spoiler:
The nice old lady
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Simple rules of M. Night lead me to believe the devil is:

Spoiler:
Dead alien wolves from another dimension.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Originally Posted by maingon
I thought the trailer looked good, just dont know why they say from the mind of M. Night. Hes not the director or writer.
Probably (as others mentioned) the same reason why Quentin Tarantino's name was on Hero, Iron Monkey and both Hostel films. To get butts in the seats.

Trailer didn't look that bad. Just hoping it doesn't turn out to be some crazy CGI creature of some sort.

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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Originally Posted by asianxcore
Probably (as others mentioned) the same reason why Quentin Tarantino's name was on Hero, Iron Money and both Hostel films. To get butts in the seats.
Yeah, but after The Happening and Air Bender, is that actually going to work?
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Originally Posted by Bob_Bobbson
Yeah, but after The Happening and Air Bender, is that actually going to work?
That's what I was thinking.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Still hard to believe the geeky guy in the suit is married to Christina Hendricks.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Originally Posted by Suprmallet
Simple rules of M. Night lead me to believe the devil is:

Spoiler:
Dead alien wolves from another dimension...
Spoiler:
in space...
Spoiler:
500 years ago.
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Fixed
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Originally Posted by Coral
Still hard to believe the geeky guy in the suit is married to Christina Hendricks.
I was about to mention Joseph Gordon Levitt's buddy from 500 Days of Summer, but damn, he's married to Christina Hendricks?!? Impressive.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

saw the trailer before Inception. When M Nights name came up, people either cheered or booed. And alot of people seemed invested in the trailer until his name came up
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Hmm, looks interesting to me. But since this is attached to M. Night and I want to fit it with dvdtalkers...just to be safe, I'll say that it will probably suck and i have Zero interest in seeing this.


If you really want to fit in, you summarize why you hates each of his movies, except unbreakable, which was the best superhero movie ever.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Simple rules of M. Night lead me to believe the devil is:

Spoiler:
M. Night in his obligatory cameo
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

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Fixed
Brilliant!
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Originally Posted by RocShemp


There is no justice in this world.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

I think it's pretty obvious that the devil will turn out to be
Spoiler:
the pretty girl who was "attacked" first.
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Re: Devil (Dowdle Bros., 2010) - A New Nightmare from the Mind of M. Night

Originally Posted by RocShemp


It's 80's Jeff Goldblum and Curtis Armstrong composited!

Best moment at the movies seeing Inception the other night was the entire crowd laughing at the "From the mind of M. Night Shyamalan" title card.

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