M Night Shyamalan has revealed he ghost-wrote ’90s teenage rom-com She’s All That.
The After Earth director let slip in an interview with Movies.com that he secretly penned the flick, starring Freddie Prince Jr, which was released in 1999, the same year as his breakout movie The Sixth Sense.
When asked if audiences come to expect a trademark twist at the end of every movie he is involved in, Shyamalan said: “You’re saying the audience’s relationship started with me with The Sixth Sense. That same year I wrote Stuart Little. I ghost-wrote a movie that same year that would even add to the breadth of it all. I ghost-wrote the movie She’s All That.”
She’s All That is a modern update on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, about a high school soccer star and honour student (Freddie Prince Jr) who has six weeks to turn a dorky, unpopular girl (Rachael Leigh Cook) into a prom queen. The film was a critical and commercial success on its release in 1999.
The film’s success is in stark contrast to M Night Shyamalan’s latest film, After Earth, which flopped at the US box office, earning sales well below the studio’s projected amount. The film is a sci-fi thriller set 1,000 thousand years after the human race was forced to leave its home planet. Will Smith stars as a legendary soldier called Cypher, whose son Kitai is played by Jaden Smith.
The movie is the first film from M Night Shyamalan since his notorious 2010 flop The Last Airbender. The director’s previous hits include The Sixth Sense, Signs and Unbreakable. You can watch the trailer by scrolling down and clicking ‘play’.