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Amazon.com Premieres Exclusive Video Footage of M. Night Shyamalan's ''Lady in the Water'' Picture Book

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13, 2006-- Never-Before-Seen Footage of Acclaimed Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan Reading and Commenting on His Much-Anticipated Children's Bedtime Story

Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) premiered exclusive video footage today of Academy Award-nominated director M. Night Shyamalan reading and commenting on his new children's book, "Lady in the Water," to be released on June 21. Beginning today, this footage is available exclusively on Amazon.com at www.amazon.com/ladyinthewater-book, and will run through the theatrical release of Warner Bros. Pictures' feature film "Lady in the Water" scheduled to open in theaters nationwide on July 21.

Originally written by M. Night Shyamalan as a bedtime story for his own children, "Lady in the Water" is an imaginative reading experience that inspires readers to observe the world around them and consider their purpose on earth. Like all of Shyamalan's work, this story offers a dark mystery with surprising twists, a touch of magic, and a powerful message at the end.

"The storybook is based on the actual bedtime story that I told my own kids, so it skews younger than the movie," said Shyamalan. "The movie is kind of intense and I really didn't hold back in terms of the suspense. But hopefully, the way the book is written, it can be something a 4- or 5-year-old can enjoy reading with their parents."

"M. Night Shyamalan has captured the attention of moviegoers around the world with his thought-provoking and inspiring cinematic productions," said Laura Porco, Amazon.com's director of media merchandising, North America. "With this book, Shyamalan proves he is just as profound a writer as he is a filmmaker. We are thrilled to provide our customers with this incredible footage of Shyamalan captivating his audience yet again, this time through the written word."

The five-minute video features him reading from the book and providing insightful commentary on how the book came to be.

"Lady in the Water" will be released on June 21. The book is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com (www.amazon.com) for $12.23 -- a savings of 32 percent.

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CONTACT: Amazon.com Media Relations
Sean Sundwall, 206-266-4322
sundwall@amazon.com

SOURCE: Amazon.com


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