09/11/2013 02:49 pm ET Updated Sep 11, 2013

M. Night Shyamalan Says He Wants To Work In TV, Where Projects Can Serve 'Character As God' (VIDEO)

He's known for big-budget thrillers, but director M. Night Shyamalan says he would rather make small, character-driven work than $200 million epics.

During a conversation about "I Got Schooled," his new book about the American education system, Shyamalan told HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri that as the space for unique storytelling in movies shrinks, he feels more attracted to the nuanced dramatic work being done on television.

"The things in TV that feel good to me -- not necessarily plot as the god, but character as god -- is my instinct. I'd rather do the dinner table scene than anything else," he said.

Shyamalan got his chance to work in TV with "Wayward Pines," a new series that Fox has given the green light. The show will star Matt Dillon as a secret agent who journeys to the "bucolic town of Wayward Pines" in search of two federal agents who are missing.

Catch the full interview with M. Night Shyamalan at HuffPost Live HERE.



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