Ever wonder why Rachael Leigh Cook only had to take off her glasses to give herself a complete makeover? Consider that M. Night Shyamalan’s first twist!
The After Earth and Sixth Sense director spilled to Movies.com that he was the ghost writer for a beloved teen comedy that helped us all learn to be ourselves, as long as ourselves are hot and wear contact lenses: She’s All That.
Night let it slip when asked if After Earth would have that ol’ he’s-been-dead-all-along twist that he’s so famous for. "You're saying the audience's relationship started with me with The Sixth Sense. That same year I wrote Stuart Little. I ghost-wrote a movie that same year that would even add to the breadth of it all. I ghost-wrote the movie She's All That.”
We’re guessing that’s a big, fat “yes,” since in Stuart Little we learned that Snowball the Nathan Lane Cat had the capacity for cat-on-mouse friendship all along.
We have yet to learn any more details about Night’s role in writing She’s All That and whether or not everything else in credited screenwriter R. Lee Fleming, Jr.’s filmography — like those three episodes of One Tree Hill that he wrote — were also written by him.
If they are both, in fact, real people and this isn’t some sort of TWIST!, R. Lee is only a few weeks younger than M. Night, who was 28 or 29 at the time that She’s All That came out.
That's the thing about the hacky sack the truth: sooner or later, it has to drop.