The Happening: Official Trailer And Website Finally Online

Published 7 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2013 at 9:36 am,

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. icon smile The Happening: Official Trailer And Website Finally Online

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.

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  1. Hell yes. I love every M. Night film, (yeah, even Lady in the Water) He is the master of creating a feeling and sustaining it throughout the movie. This looks to be the same… And Marky Mark is awesome.

  2. I’m hoping it’s good, Mantis. Although I was definitely not a fan of “Lady.”

    It’s hard to have your first film be a massive critical and commercial hit. Starting out at the top, while I’m sure it’s intoxicating, is not a good thing. Nowhere to go but down, and a lot of people waiting around to see you fail.


  3. Well I can see watching “The Sixth Sense” twice for the different POV the second time around, knowing what the twist is – but yeah, I know what you mean.


    P.S. Funny with the Knight Rider joke. ;-)

  4. Still not sold on it, especially after the last trailer included much of the same elements detailed in that leaked script of many moons ago – which had the “twist” being the plants striking back against people. If that is his “twist” this time, it’s been spoiled badly.

    I honestly hope that he changed the script and that this one doesn’t have a twist ending. An artist has to be able to show that one is capable of more than being a one-trick pony, and Shayamalan has yet to show us what he’s capable of doing outside of this kind of film. He’s an absolute natural when it comes to creating and framing a scene to maximum effect, I just would like to see what he does with a straight-up drama – preferably one written by someone else.

  5. I saw the trailer during “Jumper” (which I would suggest you wait for the DVD); pretty good but I agree with Vic, M. Knight had better get this one right because his last 2 films have been less than stellar.

  6. Jersey, I agree. Really, he shouldn’t have done a twist after his first film. Now he’s kind of stuck with the “Shyamalan = twist ending” label.


  7. Looks good except for Marky Mark’s Acting in the trailer

  8. I’m a huge fan of Shyamalan’s work- and as a matter of fact I watch The Sixth Sense every year. It gets better and better. No, I’m not kidding!
    I think that Shyamalan knows how to get great performances from actors and while I’m not a fan of Marky Mark- I will always see what Shyamalan has to offer!

  9. I’m looking forward to seeing The Happening, even though I have never seen any of Shyamalan’s films before, so I don’t really know if he’s a good directer or not. It looks really cool by the looks of it, But what I think is so cool about it is that Mark in the movie has the same name as me except for the fact that mine has two t’s in it. I saw the trailer for it when I went to see Iron Man(Which was’nt as good as I hoped). But The Happening is something I’m really looking forward to seeing.

  10. i want to see this movie so bad i also love some of his other movies too i cant wait to see it!

  11. I saw The Happening last night and loved it!… I saw the movie trailer for it when I saw Iron Man and thought it looked cool… I gotta say now though, I have learned that the trailers for M. Nights films perhaps give me a different feel than the actual film. The Happening was not what I thoght it was going to be, based on the trailer… but I loved it. He’s a great artist