Yep! He's making movies he should be making.
Gotta give him credit. He financed The Visit on his own dime and that paid off quite a bit.
Blumhouse came in later to release and tweak the film, but he financed the 5M himself and shot it in 30 days.
Filmed In 30 Days: According to Business Insider, Shyamalan filmed "The Visit," in 30 days with a $5 million budget and 25 crew members. He wanted to shoot the movie fast, just as he directed the pilot episode of Fox's "Wayward Pines." "'Wayward Pines' really gave me a sense of how to shoot fast and with a kind of leaner, tighter mentality because that’s what TV demands,” he said. Shyamalan also personally financed the $5 million for the movie himself.
I didn't see The Visit. I've heard some really good stuff about that and Split though.
I'm ready to let Shyamalan back into my heart. I can't resist a tale of someone destroying their career and slowly clawing their way back by actually making good stuff again.
You should. It's a nice little comeback for him. Really can't wait for Split
So true. He made some horrible choices, but he's seems to realize his sweet spot again.