Will “Wayward Pines” Have A More Ridiculous Plot Twist Than M. Night Shyamalan’s Other Projects?

We predict this using totally arbitrary metrics.

When you hear M. Night Shyamalan’s name you think one thing: plot twists. (The second thing: why is his middle name “Night?”) The screenwriter, director, and producer, has created some masterfully dark supernatural films throughout the years that all end up blowing our minds with one big reveal at the end. On May 14th, he comes to the small screen as a producer and director for “Wayward Pines” (Fox, 9 EST), a miniseries based on the popular trilogy by Blake Crouch. The miniseries, starring Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, and Terrence Howard, focuses on a Secret Service agent who finds himself in the impeccably manicured all-American town of Wayward Pines, only to reveal that he can’t leave (yes, it is striving to be reminiscent of “Twin Peaks”). M. Night Shyamalan may not have written “Wayward Pines,” but it has all the makings for an absurd plot twist. But does it have it in it to have a more ridiculous plot twist than Shyamalan’s other plot-twisting projects? We predict: 

“The Village”

Sure, but it would likely be the exact same plot twist, and a conspiracy to keep everyone trapped would be revealed.


No, unless someone in Wayward Pines is hiding an alien.

“The Happening”

Yes, because it seems like it will end on a more frightening cliffhanger.


Yes, because this darkly-named film, despite actually being about the Devil terrorizing a group of sinners, actually ends on a pretty happy note.

“The Sixth Sense”

No, unless literally everyone turns out to be ghosts in the final episode.

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