Sci Fi Channel Admits Shyamalan Story Was A Lie

Bosses at the SCI FI CHANNEL have admitted their reported rift with director M NIGHT SHYAMALAN is a lie contrived to drum up publicity for their documentary about him.

The network was said to have enraged the SIXTH SENSE film-maker by prying into his past and unearthing a big secret which has deeply affected his life.

However, on Friday (16JUL04) president BONNIE HAMMER told reports the stunt was part of a "guerilla marketing campaign" which went a bit too far.

Hammer explains, "We created a fictional special that was part fact and part fiction, and Night was part of the creation from the beginning."

The documentary, which aired on Sunday (18JUL04), including a bogus claim that Shyamalan's life was turned upside down by the drowning of a child near his Philadelphia home.

19/07/2004 17:08

Contactmusic

Tags: M. Night Shyamalan - sixth sense

Advertisement

More M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan Eyes Bruce Willis Reunion For 'Labor of Love'

M. Night Shyamalan reteaming with Bruce Willis to shoot one of the very first scripts of his career may sound like a frightening proposition, though...

What The Hell Has Happened To M. Night Shyamalan?

How many chances is M. Night Shyamalan going to get to direct a big-budget movie without making it toe-curlingly horrible? The Indian-American filmmaker proved he...

'After Earth' Stars Will Smith And Jaden Smith Snapped At The NY Premiere - Part 3

Will Smith and Jaden Smith were surrounded by friends and family on their arrival at the New York premiere for their movie 'After Earth' held...

Bruce Willis, Stephen Baldwin And DJ Jazzy Jeff Among Star-Studded 'After Earth' Premiere - Part 2

'Die Hard' star Bruce Willis, 'The Usual Suspects' actor Stephen Baldwin and Will Smith's former musical collaborator DJ Jazzy Jeff made their appearances on the...

Advertisement

Will Smith's ‘After Earth,’ Dubbed ‘The Worst Movie Ever Made’

After Earth, the new sci-fi adventure starring father and son team Will and Jaden Smith, has been savaged by critics ahead of its release today...

Will Smith And Jaden Smith Joined By Buzz Aldrin And 50 Cent At 'After Earth' Premiere [Photos]

Will Smith and Jaden Smith at 'After Earth' New York premiereThe New York premiere of Will Smith's new action movie 'After Earth' was almost like...

'After Earth' Reviews – We Predict A Rotten 23%

After Earth has all the ingredients for a bad film, doesn’t it? You’ve got the father-son partnership between Will Smith and Jaden in yet another...

After Earth Trailer: Will Smith Teams Up With Son Jaden (Video)

The trailer for M Night Shyamalan's 'After Earth' has hit the web, giving fans a sneak preview of the disaster-epic that sees Kitai Raige (Jaden...

Advertisement

Comments

M. Night Shyamalan Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on M. Night Shyamalan

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All