«Gloomy guys in fashion»: author of «Sixth sense» about the movie and the personality disorder

© Photo : courtesy WDSSPRКинорежиссер and screenwriter M. night Shyamalan during Photocall in Moscow«Gloomy guys in fashion»: author of «Sixth sense» about the movie and the personality disorder© Photo : courtesy WDSSPR

Moscow was visited by Hollywood Director M. night Shyamalan — the mystical Creator of the cult films «the Sixth sense», «Signs», «the last airbender» and «Split». At the festival of Comic Con Russia he showed the fans an excerpt from his new movie «the Glass», which will be released in Russian cinemas in January. In an interview to RIA news the Director spoke about his favorite superheroes, the relationship with Bruce Willis and personality disorder.

Master of the mystical Thriller, by M. night Shyamalan for several years was in favor with the critics, but last year, triumphantly returned with a psychological picture of a «Split», was attended by nearly 300 million dollars at the box office with a modest budget of nine million.

I think best to get the first «Iron man» with Robert Downey Jr. It took a very proper tone. When you think about modern superheroes, realize that they need to some extent to be anti-heroes. It is not enough just to be a good guy. Tony stark (character in «Iron man». — Approx. ed.) or Jack Sparrow («pirates of the Caribbean». — Approx. ed.) and even the Joker performed by Heath Ledger has this dark charm, when you look and think: «I Wish I could be like that.»

I like this down-to-earth heroes. They Express our dissatisfaction with the status quo and say what we have in mind. Maybe they can’t fly or shoot lasers from his eyes, but they are closer to the viewer, because a mother can lift a car had fallen on her child.

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© Photo : courtesy WDSSPRКинорежиссер and screenwriter M. night Shyamalan at the festival of Comic Con Russia «Gloomy guys in fashion»: author of «Sixth sense» about the movie and the personality disorder© Photo : courtesy WDSSPRКинорежиссер and screenwriter M. night Shyamalan at the festival of Comic Con Russia

I would like to go back in time and talk to young me when I was sitting depressed on the sofa and worried that «the Grinch» ahead of «Invincible» at the box office. Critics didn’t understand what movie I rented, and the Studio did not submit it as a comic, because at that time nobody thought that comic book movies will be someone to watch.

I remember talking with the marketing Department of the Studio — they believed that it is impossible to use the word «comic», because it is designed for a very narrow audience «of geeks who go to these festivals».

Decided to sell the film as a simple Thriller with intrigue «will survive or not Bruce Willis after the accident.» Although «Invincible» is not about that. It was a very weird time for me. And now comic book movies are generally the only thing to shoot (laughs).

 

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