The first poster for M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening has been released online, courtesy of Coming Soon (click on the image for a larger version). The tagline really cracks me up: "We've sensed it ... We've seen the signs ... Now it's happening." Get it? His other films? How fun. Basically, The Happening seems to have all the makings of War of the Worlds 2, except without an aliens. Mark Wahlberg stars as a family man who must flee alongside his loved ones when a natural disaster threatens to extinguish all humanity. Here's my question though: If you're all gonna die, where is it that you're fleeing to? Seeing all those cars empty also brings back memories of War of the Worlds; remember the aliens in that film made it so you couldn't drive any cars. Except for the car Tom Cruise was in; he was special.
Personally, I really hope M. Night does something different with this film. For one thing, the cast is solid: Alongside Wahlberg, you have my favorite actress in the whole entire universe, Zooey Deschanel, as well as John Leguizamo and the male version of Abigail Breslin; her brother Spencer Breslin. M. Night needs to get this one right. The man was crucified following Lady in the Water; he's been hopping from studio to studio, trying to find someone to finance his bizarre tales. And how he's with Fox. Will he succeed? Will he fail? Will Wahlberg whip out his junk and fight storm clouds for 90 minutes? The Happening arrives in theaters on June 13th (that's a Friday people!), 2008.