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Universal Sets Two New M. Night Shyamalan Movies for 2021, 2023

M. Night Shyamalan and Universal Pictures will continue their partnership, the studio announced on Monday. Two new original Shyamalan projects are set for release in theaters on Feb. 26, 2021 and Feb. 17, 2023.

Both movies are untitled at this point, and no plot details are known. Universal and Shyamalan have worked together on the director’s last three films, The Vist (2015), Split (2017), and Glass (2019).

“M. Night Shyamalan continues to create exciting, highly original stories that keep global audiences on the edge of their seats,” Universal Pictures president Peter Cramer said in a statement on Monday. “There is no one like him: he is a master filmmaker working at the height of his powers, and we are honored that he has once again chosen Universal to be the home for his next two incredible projects.”

Shyamalan’s movies have earned more than $3.3 billion at the worldwide box office over the past two decades. Glass, the final film in his superhero trilogy, made $250 million global box office this year. Split, the second installment in that same trilogy, earned $278.5 million when it debuted in 2017.  In 2015, Shyamalan’s horror film The Visit made $98.4 millionAll three films were independently financed by Shyamalan, and had a combined budget of $35 million. He plans to take the same financial course of action for his next two films.

Besides the two projects for Universal, Shyamalan is also behind the release of the Servant, a 10-episode psychological-thriller series that will be one of the first series to debut on Apple’s new streaming service. Not only did Shyamalan executive produce the series, but he also directed two episodes. 

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