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Was 'The Village' pillaged?

Posted Friday, August 13, 2004 at 3:42 PM Central

by John Couture

While the average movie-goer might not have expected the big twist in M. Night Shyamalan's latest thriller The Village, a couple children's book readers found the whole experience a little too much like deja vu.

Publisher Simon & Schuster has indicated that it may file a lawsuit against Shymalan claiming that the filmmaker heavily borrowed his ideas for the film from the book "Running Out Of Time" by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

Without giving away the twist, it's hard to talk about the similiarities. However, if you've seen the movie or don't care about being spoiled, you can check out this article here.