Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/15/m_night_school/

Got a buck to send M Night Shyamalan to film school?

It turns out his talent was dead all along!

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 15th April 2011 10:20 GMT

Those of you unfortunate enough to have spent money seeing The Last Airbender will doubtless be only too willing to blow one more dollar to send M Night Shyamalan back to film school.

That's the aim of the splendidly-named M Night School campaign, which declares: "Certainly, there must be 150,000 of us film lovers out there who are tired of his schlocky plot twists, canned dialogue, and over-commercialized image as an 'auteur.'"

It adds: "If we all donate just one dollar, we can send M Night back to NYU so he gets the help we all so desperately need."

Once the fundraising drive reaches its target, Shyamalan will be presented with a giant cheque to fund his rehabilitation into the director he once promised to be.

The current total is a tad under $500, so there's some way to go before movie fans can breathe easy.

Should the overconfident hack (and millionaire) decline the assistance, the cash will be used to establish a scholarship to send someone else to NYU; so it's a cinematic win-win, however it pans out. ®