Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions made a splash at CinemaCon yesterday when they delivered the first footage from the new horror thriller The Visit. The film marks a return to the genre for M. Night Shyamalan, who later debuted the first official trailer online. And it appears the director, who made a name for himself with the iconic supernatural drama The Sixth Sense, the spooky Unbreakable and the terrifying Signs, is finally redeeming himself for a slew of misfires that include the fantasy failure The Last Airbender and the monumental sci-fi bomb After Earth. A new international trailer for The Visit has arrived featuring a substantial amount of new footage, and it should help keep the good vibes going for M. Night Shyamalan's latest effort, which is a decidedly low budget, found footage affair.
The Visit tells the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day. And it's all because they failed to heed the most important of their grandparent's rules: Never leave your room after 9:30 pm.
The Visit stars Kathryn Hahn and Ed Oxenbould, with Erica Lynne Marszalek, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge, Deanna Dunagan, Benjamin Kanes, Jon Douglas Rainey, Brian Gildea and Shawn Gonzalez rounding out the supporting cast. M. Night Shyamalan produces The Visit through his Blinding Edge Pictures, while Jason Blum produces through his Blumhouse Productions alongside Marc Bienstock (Quarantine 2: Terminal). Take a look at this latest footage and decide for yourself. Can M. Night Shyamalan redeem himself? Or should he stay locked in movie jail a little bit longer for his epic B-Movie homage The Happening?