The Happening (2008) - Trailer
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Comedy
Cast: Frank Collison, Kerry O'Malley, M. Night Shyamalan, Mark Wahlberg, Vincent Riviezzo, Greg Wood, John Leguizamo, Ukee Washington, Robert Bizik, Brian Anthony Wilson, Chuck Schanamann, Jeffrey Mowery, Charles Pendelton, Basil Kershner, David Collihan, Lee Burkett, Tony Brown, Joel de la Fuente, Enrique Gonzalez, Wes Heywood, Kristen Connolly, Enrique Novello, Robert Bailey Jr., Cornell Womack, Mike Wilson, Marc H. Glick, Ashley Brimfield, Don Castro, Christian Dorsey, Samantha Steffen
Director(s): M. Night Shyamalan
Trailer: The Happening (2008)
A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
Release Date: June 13, 2008
From director M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Signs") comes a lightning-paced, heart-pounding paranoid thriller about a family on the run from an inexplicable and unstoppable event that threatens not only humankind... but the most basic human instinct of them all: survival.
It begins with no clear warning. It seems to come out of nowhere. In a matter of minutes, episodes of strange, chilling deaths that defy reason and boggle the mind in their shocking destructiveness, erupt in major American cities. What is causing this sudden, total breakdown of human behavior? Is it some kind of new terrorist attack, an experiment gone wrong, a diabolical toxic weapon, an out-of-control virus? Is it being transmitted by air, by water... how?
For Philadelphia high school science teacher Elliot Moore (Wahlberg) what matters most is finding a way to escape the mysterious and deadly phenomenon. Though he and his wife Alma (Deschanel) are in the midst of a marital crisis, they hit the road, first by train, then by car, with Elliot's math teacher friend Julian (Leguizamo) and his 8 year-old daughter Jess ( Sanchez), heading for the Pennsylvania farmlands where they hope they'll be out of reach of the grisly, ever-growing attacks. Yet it soon becomes clear that no one - and nowhere - is safe. This terrifying, invisible killer cannot be outrun. It is only when Elliot begins to discover the true nature of what is lurking out there - and just what has unleashed this force that threatens the future of humanity -- that he discovers a sliver of hope that his fragile family might be able to escape what is happening.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg , Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley, Spencer Breslin, Ashlyn Sanchez
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Screenwriter: M. Night Shyamalan
Official Website: http://www.thehappeningmovie.com via TrailersPlaygroundHD
Synopsis:Elliot Moore is a high school science teacher who quizzes his class one day about an article in the New York Times. It's about the sudden, mysterious disappearance of bees. Yet again Nature is doing something inexplicable, and whatever science has to say about it will be, in the end, only a theory. Scientists will bring out more theories, but no explanations, when a more urgent dilemma hits the planet. It begins in Central Park. Suddenly and inexplicably, the behavior of everyone in the park changes in a most bizarre and horrible way. Soon, the strange behavior spreads throughout the city and beyond. Elliot, his wife, Alma, and Jess, the young daughter of a friend, will only have theories to guide them where to run and where to hide. But theories may not be enough.