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NIGHT VISION

WITH THE RELEASE OF GLASS, THE THIRD INSTALLMENT IN HIS ALT-SUPERHERO SERIES,

M. Night Shyamalan

COMPANY Blinding Edge Pictures

POSITION Founder

YEARS AT COMPANY 19

FIRST JOB Director

Few filmmakers have experienced as wide a range of praise and criticism as M. Night Shyamalan. After finding fame at age 29 with the blockbuster The Sixth Sense, followed by Unbreakable and Signs, he put out a series of misses, culminating in 2013’s widely panned Will and Jaden Smith vehicle After Earth. But in 2015, Shyamalan surprised audiences with a twist: He released The Visit, a horror movie he self-financed for $5 million that went on to gross $65 million in the U.S., sparking a professional renaissance. The next year, his $9 million horror film Split (a sequel of sorts to Unbreakable) grossed $138 million. Shyamalan, who’s now producing a psychological thriller series starring Rupert

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