The Sixth Sense started director M. Evening Shyamalan’s profession with a twisted bang. A bang that he has by no means actually been in a position to stay as much as since. Not solely did it shove Shyamalan into the highlight, but it surely additionally did the identical for little one star Haley Joel Osment, incomes him an Academy Award nomination within the course of. Nicely, Osment clearly has fond reminiscences of creating the ghost story, with the actor now declaring that he would gladly return to the function all these years later ought to Shyamalan determine to carry The Sixth Sense again.
“I doubt that he would do a 3rd crossover, however anytime Evening calls, that is his universe, so I might undoubtedly be as much as dive in there with him once more. It is loopy, we had the 20th anniversary of the movie final fall and we did a screening at Hollywood Ceaselessly and all that stuff and it is wild that it has been that a few years.”
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The crossover Haley Joel Osment is referring to is the one between two of Shyamalan’s earlier hits, Unbreakable and Cut up. Coming 16 years after the unorthodox superhero film, Unbreakable, the horror film Cut up featured an extremely stunning twist confirming that the 2 films are set in the identical cinematic universe. This was then adopted up by final yr’s Glass, with many followers even positing the concept that Osment’s character from The Sixth Sense could possibly be simply folded into Shyamalan’s Unbreakable universe, along with his capacity to see useless folks being one other superpower. After all, Bruce Willis enjoying completely different characters in each might current issues.
Presently, there isn’t any phrase that the divisive director needs to carry again The Sixth Sense, and even whether it is one thing that audiences would need contemplating the primary film is so completely insular, however with Osment’s backing, the cogs in Shyamalan’s artistic thoughts could nicely have began turning.
For now, M. Evening Shyamalan is busy with Previous, which follows a bunch of strangers who all find yourself in the identical secluded, idyllic cove full of rock swimming pools and sandy shore, encircled by inexperienced, densely vegetated cliffs. However this utopia hides a darkish secret. First, there’s the useless physique of a lady discovered floating within the crystal-clear water. Then there’s the odd reality that every one the youngsters are ageing quickly. Quickly all people is rising older each half hour and there does not appear to be any means out of the cove.
Whereas it could not embrace The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan’s new take care of Common Footage might nicely be the start of a brand new Shyamalan cinematic universe, with the director lately suggesting that every one three of the flicks could possibly be linked. “I simply had two film concepts I felt very strongly about,” Shyamalan mentioned. “And, attention-grabbing sufficient, there is likely to be a 3rd factor that got here to me which may find yourself getting in between these two. So there is likely to be three.” Reportedly primarily based on the French graphic novel Sandcastle, Previous is scheduled for launch on July 23, 2021.
Haley Joel Osment in the meantime has been preserving busy with roles within the likes of Amazon’s The Boys, the horror-comedy sequence What We Do within the Shadows, the animated sequence Star Trek: Decrease Decks and the drama The Satan Has a Identify starring alongside Edward James Olmos. This involves us from .