Producers Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy and Sam Mercer have re-teamed with writer-director M Night Shyamalan for his next project Signs which is being backed by Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group. Marshall, Mercer and Shyamalan will be producers, with Kennedy executive producer.

The film, which follows Unbreakable (2000) and The Sixth Sense (1999), as Shyamalan's third consecutive supernatural thriller, stars Mel Gibson and Mark Ruffalo. It is the story of the sudden appearance of mysterious crop circles on a family farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is scheduled for release in 2002.

Kennedy and Marshall have produced or executive produced a host of hit movies including the three Back To The Future films, the two Gremlins films, Cape Fear, Congo, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Snow Falling On Cedars. Separately Kennedy has produced or executive produced the Jurassic Park films, Twister and AI Artificial Intelligence while Marshall has produced the Indiana Jones trilogy and directed Congo, Arachnophobia and Alive. Mercer's producing credits include Congo, Mission To Mars, The Relic and Unbreakable.

Kennedy and Marshall produced The Sixth Sense with Barry Mendel; Mercer

was executive producer.