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A federal judge on Thursday threw out a copyright lawsuit against M. Night Shyamalan and Apple, which had accused him of stealing elements from a 2013 independent film for his Apple TV Plus series "Servant." Judge John F. Walter ruled that the TV show is not similar enough to the film, "The Truth About Emanuel," […]
M. Night Shyamalan and Apple have been sued by a female director for copyright infringement over their Apple TV+ show “Servant,” which the plaintiff claims stole its premise from her 2013 film and rewrote it through a male gaze.Created by Tony Basgallop with Shyamalan as an executive producer, “Servant” follows a couple that has formed an emotional bond with a doll created to resemble their dead infant daughter and the nanny the couple hired to take care of it. Basgallop is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit, as are the rest of the show’s executive producers and the show’s production studios, including Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures.Also Read: Why 'Hustlers' Real-life Stripper Has Uphill Battle in Lawsuit Against STX, Jennifer LopezPlaintiff Francesca Gregorini accuses the producers of “Servant” of stealing from her 2013 film “The Truth About Emanuel,” which also follows a grieving mother who bonds with a doll after the death of her infant child. Also like “Servant,” the film features a nanny who is hired to take care of that doll and begins to form her own emotional attachment to it.The lawsuit describes the list of similarities between “The Truth About Emanuel” and “Servant” as one that ranges “from shared grand themes and character arcs, to identical granular details.” But the lawsuit also highlights differences, including how the events of the plot are “sometimes seen through the eyes of two men — who watch and comment on the women’s ‘insanity’ while pounding tequila shots and pondering whether the nanny is ‘f—able.'”Also Read: CNN Settles Defamation Lawsuit With Covington Student Nicholas Sandmann“Gender injustice in Hollywood is not a formal part of Ms. Gregorini’s claim, which stands on its own under the basic principles of copyright law. But it is certainly part of the broader picture of Defendants’ misappropriation of ‘Emanuel,'” argues the lawsuit. “While Hollywood’s patriarchal system sometimes manifests in explicit and raw ways, it can also operate more subtly, as it has here. But the injury to women deserving of equality is no less grievous.”Apple, which has renewed “Servant” for a second season, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.Pamela Chelin contributed to this report. Read original story M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Servant’ Sued, Accused of Bastardizing Female-Focused Thriller Through ‘Male Gaze’ At TheWrap
A female director filed a copyright infringement suit on Wednesday against M. Night Shyamalan and Apple, accusing them of bastardizing her 2013 film and re-envisioning it through a male gaze. Francesca Gregorini wrote and directed "The Truth About Emanuel," a psychological thriller about a woman who forms a relationship with a doll after the death […]
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With his long-awaited sequel, "Glass," M. Night Shyamalan ventures into territory that most Marvel- and DC-derived superhero movies have feared to tread.
M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" topped box office charts during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, collecting $40 million over the weekend for a four-day sum of $47 million. If estimates hold, "Glass" will come in behind "American Sniper" ($107 million) and "Ride Along" ($48 million) as the third-best showing for both January and MLK holiday […]
M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" is heading for a solid opening of about $47 million at 3,841 North American locations during its first four days, early estimates showed Friday. The performance is slightly below Universal's forecasts of $50 million for its supernatural thriller, which took in $3.7 million at 3,200 North American sites in Thursday night […]
It's clear that audiences are increasingly hungry for comic book movies that challenge the genre's status quo. That trend toward the all-new, all-different superhero movie continues with "Glass," the latest film from M. Night Shyamalan.
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Celebrities Jessica Chastain, Dwayne Johnson, Lupita Nyong'o, and more took to social media to express their excitement over the success of “Wonder Woman.”
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M. Night Shyamalan’s latest horror-thriller, Split, easily topped the chart after trumping the competition with a far better-than-expected $40.2 million from 3,015 theaters for Blumhouse and Universal. Split, starring James McAvoy as a kidnapper with 24 personalities, was fueled by younger moviegoers. The film, earning a B+ CinemaScore, is rated PG-13.
Yes, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film, Split, does come equipped with a surprise ending, but the writer-director isn't going to talk about that yet.
M. Night Shyamalan may not be, as Newsweek once famously dubbed him, “The Next Spielberg.” But after a couple of serious misfires (The Village, Lady in the Water), followed by two for-hire studio duds (The Last Airbender, After Earth), the director seemed to right his career with last year’s surprisingly sturdy found-footage horror film The Visit. Now, for the follow-up to that modest hit (which again pairs him with horror producer Jason Blum), the director is back with a high-profile release starring James McAvoy. ...