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UTV to distribute The Happening in India

MUMBAI: UTV, co-producers with 20th Century Fox of M Night Shyamalan‘s The Happening, is set to distribute the film in India. 20th Century Fox and Spyglass Entertainment will handle the worldwide distribution of the sci-fi thriller which releases on 13 June.

UTV and Fox have equally co-invested in the $57 million movie venture.


Addressing the press here today, M Night Shyamalan said: "My partnership with UTV in the making of The Happening has given me, for the first time, a real opportunity to foster my relationship with Indian audiences."


UTV CEO Ronnie Screwvala added, "This Night Shyamalan film is the biggest co-production as yet from an Asian production house. We are excited to work with one of the best directors in the world. Personally, I have admired and followed his work since Sixth Sense. Night is an extremely talented writer-director and this sci-fi is going to get the best worldwide release."


The Happening focuses on the man‘s presence on earth and explores the environment as the victim of his villainy.


The film has been shot in east coast of America and Philadelphia and stars Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo and Spencer Breslin.


Shyamalan, director of films like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs and The Village, has also been conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award.

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