M. Night Shyamalan and Bruce Willis are back at it. The director recently revealed via a whosay post that he will be working with Willis once again on the film Labor of Love, which was written even before the pairs last outing, 2000’s Unbreakable.
“Out in the cold with our Production Designer,” said Shyamalan in his post.
It’s been nearly fifteen years since a young filmmaker rocked audiences everywhere with one of the most shocking movies of all time, The Sixth Sense. Shyamalan has had some success since then, but nothing has quite compared to that early work with Willis.
Labor of Love will feature Willis as a bookstore owner who walks across the U.S. after the passing of his wife.
The directors last effort, 2013’s sci-fi epic After Earth was a disappointment both at the box office and with critics, it currently holds an 11% on Rotten Tomatoes, even in spite of the combined star power of Will Smith and Jaden Smith. By comparison, The Sixth Sense currently holds an 85%.
Shyamalan is surely looking to bounce back into praise after a string of movies that appear to be suffering from diminishing returns. Signs and The Village both showed fans glimpses of his early work, but both Lady in the Water and The Happening were largely panned in spite of solid casts which included Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel and even Paul Giamatti.
M. Night Shyamalan and Bruce Willis Back Together for “Labor of Love”