M. Night Shyamalan Ghostwrote She's All That
Although we didn’t catch this the first time, it’s absolutely worth mentioning as it makes its way around the internet again: In an interview with Movies.com last month, M. Night Shyamalan admitted that he secretly wrote the 1999 teen comedy She’s All That.
Yes, it’s true: Shyamalan, who wrote and directed more serious films like Sixth Sense and Signs, also penned the the screenplay for the bubbly ’90s rom-com starring Freddie Prince Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cook.
She’s All That features all the glories of the 90’s teen-romance genre, and is a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalian in which soccer star (Prince Jr.) has six weeks to turn unpopular Laney (Leigh Cook) into a prom queen. Apparently, Shyamalan’s original idea of a plot twist was transforming Leigh Cook from a bespeckled geek to fashionable catch with a flick of her glasses.
Coincidentally, the film’s 1999 debut was the same year The Sixth Sense hit theaters. Shyamalan’s most recent film is After Earth, which stars Will and Jayden Smith and was released on May 31.