The Happening Movie Premieres In New York City

June 11, 2008 By:
The Happening Movie Premieres In New York City

What would you do if there was an unknown pandemic spreading? In the latest M. Night Shyamalan film, The Happening this is the case.

In the film, people are on the run from a pandemic which brings symptoms of loss of speech, physical disorientation and suicide by very violent means.

These days, with the “tomato crisis” going on in America, this doesn’t seem too far-fetched. In the movie, a mysterious substance in the form of a neurotoxin is released by plants that are detrimental. Seems like the trees have turned on the humans.

The film stars Mark Wahlberg, who plays the protagonist, a science teacher named Elliot Moore, Elliot is on the run for his life with his estranged wife, Alma Moore (Zooey Deschanel) and the 8 year old daughter (Ashlyn Sanchez). The family along with Elliot's best friend, Julian (John Leguizamo) are trying to survive while the world goes into a violent whirlwind of self destruction.

The apocalyptic film was written, co-produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film will release on "Freaky Friday" (June 13, 2008). Until then check out “The Happening” movie trailer below.