the happening girl The Happening: Official Trailer And Website Finally OnlineGeez, sometimes it feels like you’ve got to twist a studio’s arm to get a trailer out.

First there was a crappy YouTube version that made the rounds on movie websites. Then there was the teeny tiny version you could watch on a French website. Finally, 20th Century Fox has released a full trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s next movie, The Happening.

You can see the trailer below and rest assured that it’s not going anywhere. :-)

I know I’ve ragged on M. Night a bit of late, but based solely on the trailer, The Happening looks pretty effective. Does that mean that the end product will necessarily be great? No, but at least we won’t be writing this one off right off the get-go based on a terrible trailer.

They’ve got some popular actors in the movie including Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel and John Leguizamo to try to get people to come see the movie. I like all three and I’m always willing to give Shyamalan another shot, so I’ll be there when the movie opens.

There’s not much going on at the official website yet, but you can watch the trailer there as well and sign up for email updates.

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So are you suffering from Shyamalan burnout or do you think this may turn out to be his return to making effective and creepy movies?

The Happening opens on Friday the 13th, June 2008.