Shymalan was inspired to make The Sixth Sense by the Are You Afriad Of The Dark? episode, The Tale Of The Dream Girl.
Shymalan has written a book called Lady in the Water: a bedtime story, which is what his movie Lady in the Water is based on.
Shyamalan has expressed an interest in filming the seventh Harry Potter film.
Shyamalan's first film, Praying With Anger, was shown at the Toronto Film Festival on September 12, 1992.
Height: 5' 11".
Another of Shyamalan's movies, Wide Awake, was filmed in a school he attended when he was younger. The film earned a 1999 Young Artist Award nomination for Best Drama.
Shyamalan's father wanted his son to be a physician, but his mother encouraged him to pursue what he wanted.
Shyamalan made his first major film, Playing With Anger, while he was still a student a New York University. Shot in India, this was the only one of Shyamalan's films to be filmed outside of Pennsylvania.
M. Night has two books coming out this summer. One of the books which is based on Lady in the Water will provide a richer and deeper experience of Night's story. The other book is called The Man who heard voices or how M. Night Shyamalan risked his career on a fairy tale.
Shyamalan originally conceived his newest movie, Lady in the Water, for his children.
M. Night has a wife, Bhavna, and two daughters.
M. Night directed & Stared in an American Express commercial that premiered during the "78 Academy Awards"
Shyamalan began filmmaking when he was given a Super-8 camera at age of 8.
Signs: $12,500,000 Unbreakable: $10,000,000 The Sixth Sense: $3,000,000
M. Night is an avid comic book fan.
Shyamalan's parents sent him to a Catholic school for its strict discipline, even though they had raised him in a different religion.
His hero is Steven Spielberg.
Shyamalan: Good cannot exist without evil and evil cannot exist without good.
Shyamalan: My hope is we broke so many rules we created a new rule.
Shyamalan: I play for a living...Success is tied to a feeling of magic, which I can protect.