Signs is a 2002 American science fiction horror film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and produced by Shyamalan, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy and Sam Mercer. A joint collective effort to commit to the film's production was made by Blinding Edge Pictures and The Kennedy/Marshall Company. It was commercially distributed by Touchstone Pictures theatrically, and by Touchstone Home Entertainment in home media format. Its story focuses on a former Episcopal priest named Graham Hess, played by Mel Gibson, who discovers a series of crop circles in his cornfield. Hess slowly discovers that the phenomenon is a result of extraterrestrial life. It also stars Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, and Abigail Breslin. Signs explores the themes of faith, kinship, and extraterrestrials.
Former Episcopal priest Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) lives on a remote farm with his asthmatic preteen son Morgan (Rory Culkin) and younger daughter Bo (Abigail Breslin). Graham's younger brother Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix), a failed minor-league baseball player, has been living on the farm to help out since Graham's wife Colleen died in a traffic accident six months earlier, shown in a series of flashbacks. Graham has since lost his religious faith and abandoned the church.
|author||M. Night Shyamalan|
|director||M. Night Shyamalan|
|genre||drama horror science fiction thriller|
|keywords||abandon asthma asthma attack baby monitor baseball bat baseball player birthday party break in church crop circle episcopal priest fatal accident kill locked in lose morning after one night remote farm shyamalan traffic accident trap|
|musicBy||James Newton Howard|
|producer||Frank Marshall Kathleen Kennedy M. Night Shyamalan Sam Mercer|
|productionCompany||Blinding Edge Pictures The Kennedy/Marshall Company Touchstone Pictures|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|theme||disaster psychological horror psychological thriller religion science fiction horror science fiction thriller|