I'm hopeful about this one. My only problems with Shyamalan's work are with his writing; he can be a superb director (though he is capable of being too self-indulgent). Combine his directing with someone else's script (and a producer strong enough to rein him in) and you could really have something. And the final(ish) draft of this script is by the guy who did Traffic
, which strikes me as reason for optimism.