He should have used a fake name and maybe a disguise. Just so he gets a fair shake. Of course he's earned his bad reputation with a long string of bad to terrible films, but anything short of a masterpiece will probably be trashed.
There has been some exciting news coming up about M. Night.
After a series of bad films (although, I could still enjoy them, they were still not in par with his 4 disney movies) it sounds like he's picking it up again. It started with Wayward Pines. The series that will air in April are produced by M. Night and he directed the first episode. The premise sounds like something he would have done 10 years ago.
Labor of Love marks the return of the Shyamalan-Willis dreamteam. Something I have wanted to see since I first started to wacht M. Night films and now this.
It sounds that M. Night is going back to his roots. I won't say that this will definately mark the return of M. Night (I have been wrong before), but I haven't had this good feeling about it in a while!
A low budget project like this for Shyamalan is the perfect route. Question is who is going to pick up the project for distribution once 'Sundowning' is complete? Despite the opportunities to helm different projects, 'Sundowning' for Night is beneficial in only one important way, which is what and how Night likes it when it comes to making films: Artistic Freedom.