Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in talks to reunite with M. Night Shyamalan on the director’s next project following the upcoming release of The Visit. Phoenix and Shyamalan last joined forces for the much-maligned 2006 film, The Village.
Deadline has the report that Phoenix and Shyamalan are in talks. In addition, producer Jason Blum is in discussions to join this new project as well, which begin filming this November. As is the case with all M. Night Shyamalan projects, the details of the film are being shrouded in secrecy.
Aside from The Village, which I enjoyed more than most, M. Night Shyamalan and Joaquin Phoenix worked together in the 2002 alien-invasion thriller Signs, which was one of the biggest hits of the year.
Despite Shyamalan’s epic downturn over the last decade, I still hold out hope for him as a filmmaker. Do you think M. Night Shyamalan teaming up with Joaquin Phoenix once again is a solid match? I know I do.