Usually the much publicized auteur, M. Night Shyamalan is taking a back seat and downgrading his usual "Produced, Written and Directed By" credit down to just "Producer" at his newly launched Night Chronicles genre arm. The company has already wrapped up work on the first film being pushed through the system, the John Dowdle directed Devil, which if you remember properly is about a bunch of people stuck in an elevator, one of whom turns out to be the devil.

Eager to get another film underway to satisfy Night Chronicles' one-film-a-year deal with monetary backer MRC, Shyamalan has taken on Chris Sparling to pen the next script for the company called Twelve Strangers, according to Deadline. Strangers will follow a jury trying a case involving the supernatural in some way shape or form. Sparling scripted the Sundance darling Buried, where Ryan Reynolds spent his free time between The Proposal and Green Lantern.

No director has been announced for the project and with Shyamalan wrapping up work on The Last Airbender I wouldn't be surprised if he stepped up and took the helm for Twelve Strangers, which could be good or bad. His last flick, The Happening, was just about the worst movie of the decade, but The Last Airbender loooks like a ridiculous good time. Anything could happen really, but two masters of suspense like Shyamalan and Sparling are bound to put something awesome together, right?

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