M. Night Shyamalan isn't doing very well these days. His latest film The Last Airbender is one of the worst reviewed movies of the year, and it was only a matter of time before it started affecting his career.
Universal Pictures has removed M. Night Syamalan's name from his upcoming produced film Devil. They've decided to retitle The Night Chronicles: Devil to simply Devil. I honestly don't blame Universal for making the change. Shyamalan has lost his touch, and he's no longer a marketable or profitable name. The Last Airbender was his last chance to pull himself out of the hole he's been in, and he failed.
Devil was directed and produced by the Dowdle brothers (The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Quarantine). The film's full plot is being kept under wraps, but sources close to the production say that Chris Messina plays the main character named Bowden, a sobered-up homicide detective who is involved with a group of people trapped in an elevator. The people then begin to mysteriously die one by one. The movie also co-stars Logan Marshall-Green, Jenny O'Hara, Jacob Vargas, Matt Craven, Bojana Novakovic, Bokeem Woodbine, Geoffrey Arend, and Caroline Dhavernas. Devil is set to be released in theaters February 11, 2011.
What do you think about M. Night's name being removed from the title of the movie?