Yep, even after M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth disaster of a film bombed at the box office, the filmmaker went on to develop another movie called The Visit. He was originally developing it under the title Sundowning, but that has obviously changed.
The story focuses on "a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a week long trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day."
The original title of the film was apparently connected something called Sundowners Syndrome that is described as "a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with some form of dementia. Symptoms also include agitation and mood swings."
It definitely sounds like it could be interesting, but I’m not going to hold my breath for anymore good films from Shyamalan. The movie stars Kathryn Hahn (Step Brothers, Bad Words) and Ed Oxenbould (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day).
Shyamalan self-funded the indie film because I imagine no one would give him the money to do it. Universal Pictures picked up the distribution rights, though, and they are looking to release it in September of 2015.
Are there any Shyamalan fans out there that still exist? Raise your hand.