January 18, 2017


M. Night Shyamalan Wants to Direct a 'Stranger Things' Season 2 Episode

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Stranger Things fans are already weak with anticipation for Season 2, but things can get even more exciting if M. Night Shyamalan has his way. The famed director revealed in an interview with Digital Spy that he's down to direct an episode of the Netflix series.

"My boys who do Stranger Things, they did Wayward Pines for me," he said. "They were round my house and I was like, 'Well, you can hire me back, guys!'" The boys Shyamalan is referring to are Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer, who wrote for the FOX sci-fi mystery show.

But if that gig doesn't happen, Shyamalan is currently working on a reboot of the popular '90 series Tales From the Crypt. "I really want to do that and hopefully I still will, but it's hugely complicated," the director stated. "It's particularly difficult because of the rights issues. There are so many estates involved and people involved from the original...I love the comics [which inspired the original series so] that show was a big deal to me...it was taboo, it was like porn! In my immigrant house, I had to go to my friend's house to watch Tales From the Crypt, so it represented a huge thing for me."

When he's not diving into TV, Shyamalan is prepping the premiere of his latest psychological horror Split (out Jan. 20), which made our anticipated movie releases list. As for Stranger Things? We're still waiting for Netflix to drop the Season 2 release date.

Keep the horror vibes going with Elizabeth Reaser discussing the "psychologically terrifying" experience of filming Ouija: Origin of Evil below: