June 23rd, 2010
09:50 AM ET

M. Night Shyamalan shops A-list script?

M. Night Shyamalan is at this point better known for underwhelming audiences than for providing solid fare (see: “The Happening”;”Lady in the Water”), but perhaps his smash “The Sixth Sense” is enough to lure in top actors.

The filmmaker, whose “Last Airbender” fantasy will hit theaters July 1 and just may repair his reputation, is said to be shopping around an untitled project that has Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Bruce Willis “loosely attached” to the project.

Say what you will about post-"A-Team"  Bradley Cooper, but he - along with Paltrow  and Willis - has a veritable amount of star power.

The notoriously secretive Shyamalan definitely hasn't dropped any plot point hints, and it looks like this script is under lock and key:  THR reports that one of his assistant's was present whenever a studio exec flipped through the material before making an exit with the script in hand.

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  1. Sam

    He may just be your classic "one hit wonder".

    June 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andy

    It's sad when professional writers don't know when to use apostrophes.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. joe blow

    Shyamalan's style is best suited for a sci-fi/horror anthology show like tales from the crypt, the outer limits, or the twilight zone, perhaps on HBO or Showtime. He should NOT be making movies. His storylines and twists aren't enough to carry a movie, neither is his directing.

    June 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pete

    He started out so well, but got a little carried away with the "magic all around us" stuff. Still, Unbreakable was a really good superhero flick, and The Sixth Sense is a bona fide modern classic. I really hope he gets his feet back under him and gets a few more of this caliber out there – Unbreakable level and you're forgiven, Sixth Sense level and you're back on top.

    June 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jamie

    Indeed – please learn how to use the word veritable properly.

    June 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dave Allen

    "Veritable amount?"

    Something can be a veritable triumph, but the word doesn't quite work the way you've used it.

    June 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tina

    It still hurts whenever I think of "The Village"

    June 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. laura

    Joe –I'm with you on that–made me laugh. I do not think M.Night has put out any really good movies lately–just average.

    June 23, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joe

    Shayamalama ding dong!

    June 23, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |

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