Plans for an UNBREAKABLE Sequel Discussed by M. Night Shyamalan
I honestly never thought I'd see another great M. Night Shyamalan film again, and then I saw Split and was shocked by how great it was. I had completely given up on Shyamalan, but he proved that he's still got it in him to do great things.
I loved that the film ended up being connected to Unbreakable by reintroducing Bruce Willis as David Dunn. I'm not so sure I would consider Split a sequel to Unbreakable, but it definitely helped bring audiences back into that world.
Shyamalan recently sat down with MTV for a discussion of his film, and he confirmed that a new Unbreakable sequel was happening and that Willis, James McAvoy, and Samuel L. Jackson will return to reprise their roles. He also talked about his plans for the film explaining:
"All I can say is this. If Unbreakable was... take the comic book thing away. If the movie is about a guy who's the only person who survives a train wreck, everyone else dies and he's the only person who survives and he doesn't have a scratch on him. How is that possible? That's our high concept. A really cool story. And then this one, it's 'Three girls get abducted by a person that has this disorder. He believes he's many people. And all of the many different personalities are saying that there's another personality coming to get them. It's called The Beast.' That's a really cool concept. This third movie needs to have its own idea. The high concept of that final movie can't be, 'It's the final Unbreakable.' There has to be something about it that makes it its own movie. These two [Split and Unbreakable] are their own movies. That's when I'll be happiest. When [the last one] is its own movie. In a way, I can say that it just can be watched by itself."
I'm really curious to know what his plan is for the next chapter in the Unbreakable saga. He went on to confirm that it will be his next movie, which is exciting! When asked about it, he said:
"I think so. I think it's the next thing. I do have another idea that has nothing to do with this... something I'm excited about as well."
I never thought I'd be excited about a Shyamalan film again, but here I am, excited to see what he does next. I hope he delivers something spectacular.