I hit the local theatre over the holidays to check out Sweeney Todd (good flick, btw) and happened upon the first poster for M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming film The Happening.
As you can tell by the image, it doesn’t appear to be a very uplifting movie. In fact, it carries an environmental theme that places plants as the villains. Here’s the Wikipedia summary,
“The Happening is a paranoid thriller in which a family must survive a global environmental crisis. The film will portray the earth’s plants unleashing airborne neurotoxins that cause people to commit violent suicide. Mark Walberg and Zooey Deschanel star as an estranged couple who must escape this apocalyptic epidemic.”
Apparently, the earth’s fauna become enraged over what humans are doing to the world and activate a backup plan to get rid of us. Interesting idea. Might make me trust that orchid next to my window a bit less.
This film is one of several in production that feature green themes — including The Swarm and Jame Cameron’s upcoming Avatar.
The Happening bows, appropriately, on Friday the 13th in June.