Willistown Township resident M. Night Shyamalan marked the 20th anniversary of his breakout movie, The Sixth Sense, by revisiting the locations where he filmed it in Philadelphia, writes LaToya Ferguson for IndieWire.
Shyamalan joined the crew of the Paramount Network’s short-form digital series On Location for its latest, spooky episode. In the series, host Josh Horowitz interviews filmmakers and actors at the locations of their best-known and pivotal works.
In the latest episode, Horowitz and Shyamalan go back to various locations that were integral in the making of The Sixth Sense. The duo stopped by the neighborhood where Cole Sear, played by Haley Joel Osment, lived. They also visited the St. Augustine Church, where Cole and Malcolm Crowe, played by Bruce Willis, first meet.
During the episode, the famous filmmaker also goes through his thought process at the time of filming, from the origin of the movie as a serial killer story to a more therapeutic one. He also shares some behind-the-scenes info, from location scouting to the process of selecting the right cast members to fill each of the roles.
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