Eerie New TV Spots For ‘Devil’

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Devil TV Spots Eerie New TV Spots For Devil

M. Night Shyamalan hopes to terrify moviegoers (for the right reasons) with Devil, the first entry in the Night Chronicles trilogy, which is being produced but not directed by the Sixth Sense filmmaker.

Devil revolves around five pedestrians – played by Geoffrey Arend, Jenny O’Hara, Logan Marshall-Green, Bojana Novakovic, and Bokeem Woodbine – who become trapped in an elevator together.  A series of bizarre, violent events ensue thereafter, which eventually leads the group to believe that one of their number is actually the Devil in disguise.

Shyamalan devised the story for Devil, which was written into screenplay form by Brian Nelson and directed by Drew and John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine).  Both the trailer and official poster for the film prominently featured the phrase “from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan,” which has mislead numerous theater patrons into believing that he is the central creative force responsible for Devil.

Will the new horror/thriller conclude with one of Shyamalan’s signature twist endings?  Nothing in the new TV spots indicates that supernatural forces must be at work, so there could definitely be more going on in the plot than meets the eye at first glance.

Check out the new Devil TV spots below:

Devil could be an effectively claustrophobic thrill ride, with its single location setting and what looks to be a foreboding, mysterious atmosphere. Hopefully, it will be the kind of tightly-paced film that packs a lot of suspense and tension in a relatively short amount of running time.

How the film will fare at the box office is difficult to assess at this point.  Shyamalan’s name still has some clout, though his involvement could turn off a lot of potential customers.

Best case scenario?  Devil does moderately well during its opening weekend, and then – if it is well-received by the moviegoing public – good word of mouth will lead to it being a leggy cult hit.

Devil arrives in theaters in the US. on September 17th, 2010.

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  1. Now that scares me.

  2. Bad things happen for a reason…

    While I know this wont happen I hope we get “clues” as to the reasons bad things happena dn from that piece it together and or it will at least make sense…

    What scares you? People are still allowing Shamalam Ding Dong to put his name on movies?

  3. This movie creeps me out. I have to see it.

  4. I was stuck in an elevator for 2 hrs once…the scariest thing that happened was that someone farted and everyone blamed everyone else! There was almost a fist fight amongst those of us still able to breathe…now that was true terror!

  5. I guess I’m looking forward to this movie.

    I’m curious: why are you referring to them as “pedestrians”? Is there any inference in the script to them not driving? Does that have something to do with the story? I’m asking because it doesn’t appear to be implied by anything in the trailers I’ve seen.

  6. Definitely wanna see this. M. Night has made some crap lately. Ut knowing its just his twist and not his writing or directing makes it seem intriguing.

  7. When I saw ‘Scott Pilgrim’ someone in theater asked “why do we still give this guy money?” when a trailer for this film played. Good question.