June 19, 2024 6:31 am

Ishana Shyamalan Reveals Her Unusual Inspiration for The Watchers
Ishana Shyamalan Reveals Her Unusual Inspiration for The Watchers

Ishana Shyamalan Reveals Her Unusual Inspiration for The Watchers

Ishana Shyamalans debut film The Watchers hits theaters on June 7, 2024, and as the first-time feature writer/director gets ready to make a splash with her supernatural horror film starring Dakota Fanning, shes revealed that she took inspiration from the most unlikely of places: the TV show Love Island. Shyamalan is, of course, the daughter of famed director M. Night Shyamalan, and while this might be her first film all on her own, its not without experience. She previously collaborated with her father on the Apple TV+ series, Servant (writing and directing several episodes), and she also had second unit directorial duties on his films Old, and Knock at the Cabin.

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​Ishana Shyamalan took inspiration for her debut film from reality TV, while star Dakota Fanning says she felt “drawn” to the character of Mina. Read More