It has already been widely known that M. Night Shyamalan's new directing effort "The Happening" is about a family on the run from a natural crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity yet the plot details remain being kept tightly under wraps up to this moment.
However, according to Phillyist.com, the secrecy is no longer the case as it claims to have acquired info from a trustworthy source on what occurs in the movie. The center of the flick is said to be a phenomenon believed to be caused by an airborne virus that makes people in Philadelphia kill themselves. Trying to escape the plague, a group of characters travel by car to rural areas believing the regions to be safe until they see a number of people who have hanged themselves.
By the time they realize this, it's all too late for them as attempts to seal up the car prove futile, making the driver rams the vehicle into a tree and so, kills all the passengers except John Leguizamo's character. But as he stumbles out of the car, he picks up a shard of glass from the broken window and slits his wrists.
While it remains to be seen just how reliable the info is, production has been confirmed to take place in some locations in Philadelphia area like Rittenhouse Square, 30th Street Station, Julia R. Masterman School, and the G Lodge restaurant in Phoenixville. Regarding this, Phillyist.com also brought up info stating Shyamalan and the film crew are set to shoot scenes on Smedley Street that runs from Spruce to Pine between 16th and 17th this Friday, August 31.