The highly anticipated Stranger Things season 2 could get more disturbing for fans. That is, if M. Night Shyamalan has his way with the hit Netflix series.
The acclaimed director is no stranger to the science fiction horror genre to which Stranger Things belongs. No doubt, fans recall his own series titled Wayward Pines.
Interestingly, the creators of Stranger Things have a professional history with the director. As it turns out, the Duffer Brothers penned a number of episodes for the series back then.
M. Night Shyamalan Wants in on Stranger Things season 2
“My boys who do Stranger Things, they did Wayward Pines for me. They were round my house and I was like, ‘Well, you can hire me back guys!'” Shyamalan told Digital Spy.
It is uncertain if the Duffer Brothers would return the favor and let Shyamalan direct one of the Stranger Things season 2 episodes. Nonetheless, the thought of him at the helm would likely increase interest in the Netflix series.
The director shares, “Supernatural thrillers… that’s what I’m known for. [But] I’m a closet drama director. I don’t like anybody to know!”
“When people come to the multiplex and they’re screaming and laughing… that’s not why I made the movie. I made the movie for the drama,” M. Night Shyamalan added.
It is no wonder why Stranger Things season 2 appeals to M. Night Shyamalan. The show comes across as a creation from the scion of John Carpenter and Steven Spielberg. Likened to Spielberg, the celebrated filmmaker’s works have influenced Shyamalan as well.
Indeed, the homage to Spielberg’s classic movie E.T. is obvious. Hence, his likely interest to do it, according to Screen Rant.
What Could Happen if Shyamalan Directs Stranger Things Season 2
The interest of M. Night Shyamalan in the Netflix series seems to come at an opportune time. Although Stranger Things season 2 details are kept secret to date, rumors hint it will be darker than the first season.
Thus, his talent and experience in creating supernatural thrillers could double the spook factor. Imagine it going higher if they let him write as well.
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