M. Night Shyamalan Gets Back to Horror Roots (trailer)

by Jonathan Simrin

14 July 2010

Billed as coming "From the Mind of M. Night Shyamalan", the first trailer for Devil traps us in an elevator with someone "who is not who they appear to be".

Could that person just be the devil? The trailer, which adopts the more-is-more approach when it comes to sharing narrative information, seems to say so. Devil, adapted from a story by M. Night Shyamalan and directed by John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine), tells the story of a group of people trapped in an office building elevator. Using some disorienting upside-down arial shots, the film looks promising. Could this be M. Night Shyamalan’s redeeming project following the critical slaughter of The Last Airbender? The film premieres in theaters September 17.

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