M. Night & Ishana Shyamalan New Upcoming Movies

This summer movie season promises double the chills with upcoming releases from filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan and his daughter, Ishana Shyamalan. Both films boast unique stories and the suspenseful twists audiences have come to expect from the Shyamalan name.

Ishana Shyamalan’s Directorial Debut: The Watchers

Fresh off her success in television, Ishana Shyamalan makes her feature film directorial debut with “The Watchers,” a chilling horror film set for release on June 14th. Based on the novel by A.M. Shine, the film follows Mina, a young artist who becomes stranded in the vast wilderness of an Irish forest. As she desperately searches for a way out, Mina realizes she’s not alone. Unseen forces stalk her, creating a relentless atmosphere of fear and paranoia.

M. Night Shyamalan Returns with Trap

M. Night Shyamalan, a master of suspense, returns to the director’s chair with his 16th feature film, “Trap,” a thriller slated for release on August 9th. Details surrounding the plot are shrouded in mystery, but audiences can expect a suspenseful ride filled with Shyamalan’s signature twists. The film stars Josh Hartnett as a father who, along with his daughter, finds themselves trapped in a terrifying situation during a concert. With rising star Saleka Shyamalan, M. Night’s own daughter, also part of the cast, “Trap” is poised to be a family affair both on and off screen.

A Legacy of Suspense

The upcoming releases mark a significant moment for the Shyamalan family. Ishana’s directorial debut carries the torch of her father’s legacy of suspenseful storytelling, while M. Night Shyamalan himself continues to deliver original narratives with unexpected turns. This summer movie season provides a unique opportunity to witness the continuation of a cinematic family tradition, where audiences can experience the distinct voices of both Shyamalan generations.

Here’s a more detailed look

The Watchers

  • Directorial Debut: Ishana Shyamalan, M. Night Shyamalan’s daughter, makes her feature film directorial debut with “The Watchers.”
  • Genre: Horror
  • Synopsis: A 28-year-old artist named Mina becomes stranded in a vast, isolated forest in Ireland. As she tries to find her way back, she realizes she’s being watched by unseen forces. The film is based on the novel of the same name by A.M. Shine.
  • Release Date: June 14, 2024


  • Director: M. Night Shyamalan returns to directing with “Trap.” This is his 16th feature film.
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Synopsis: The story follows a father and daughter who attend a concert that takes a terrifying turn. Details about the plot are under wraps, but audiences can expect a suspenseful ride with a classic Shyamalan twist ending.
  • Cast: Josh Hartnett stars in the film, alongside M. Night Shyamalan’s daughter Saleka Shyamalan.
  • Release Date: August 9, 2024

This summer promises to be a thrilling one for fans of suspenseful films. It will be interesting to see how Ishana Shyamalan builds upon her father’s legacy of suspenseful storytelling and signature twists with her directorial debut.

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