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When M. Night Shyamalan’s Split arrived in theaters, it’s fair to say that audiences probably didn’t expect a whole lot from it. Fans of the director’s early work were in for quite a surprise though when it was revealed that the film actually took place in the same cinematic universe as Unbreakable, with Bruce Willis’ David Dunn even showing up near the end to tie it all together. With the origin story for James McAvoy’s villain now out of the way, it’s time to start looking ahead to what comes next, and according to the director himself, that’ll be Unbreakable 2 (or Split 2 – a title hasn’t been chosen yet).
Details on what the sequel will involve are scarce, as you can imagine, but we know that Shyamalan already has an outline ready and will be working with both Disney and Universal to bring his vision to life. »
- Mark Cassidy
After spending a handful of years in the doghouse due to churning out truly terrible movies like The Happening and The Last Airbender, it seems like director M. Night Shyamalan is back. His 2015 movie The Visit helped, but it is his most recent movie Split that has really healed his damaged reputation. Since Split 2 is probably going to happen, there are a lot of questions, given the big reveal at the end of the first movie. One of those questions has seemingly been answered, because it looks like Samuel L. Jackson will be involved in the sequel.
Fair warning, this article will contain spoilers for Split. The actor recently spoke with Collider about Split and his potential involvement in the sequel. He revealed that even he didn't know about the ending, in which, it was revealed that Split and Unbreakable take place in the same universe, via a cameo by »
Ladies and gentlemen, M. Night Shyamalan is back!
Man, does it feel good to say that. Words can’t express just how great it is to see one of this generations most promising filmmakers get back into the spotlight in a good way. Like many film lovers around my age, Shyamalan’s movies played a big part in shaping my personal identity as as cinephile and as a storyteller in general. So it broke my heart when he headed down the road to awfulness with some of his more recent films. But between 2015’s The Visit and the more recent Split, he’s officially back on the map.
Those who have seen the film know that it left things off in a particularly intriguing way — a way that you should Not allow to be spoiled if you have yet to see it. As such, we’re going to have to »
- Joseph Medina
We’re going to go ahead and assume that at this point, you’ve seen Split. And even if you haven’t, you’ve no doubt heard all about how it’s actually a lead-in for the long-awaited Unbreakable 2. That’s because Bruce Willis makes a surprise cameo at the end as David Dunn, the main character from one of M. Night Shyamalan’s most celebrated films, Unbreakable. It was a twist that no one saw coming but now it’s all people can talk about, and with good reason.
The director has already confirmed that he is indeed pushing ahead with Unbreakable 2 and is currently hard at work on it. But one has to wonder: Split was released by Universal, while Touchstone Pictures (owned by Disney) hold the rights to Unbreakable, so just how did M. Night get around all the red tape and receive permission to use Dunn in his film? »
- Mark Cassidy
Ever since we learned that Helen Mirren is ride or die for the Fast And The Furious franchise—so much so that she’s starring in the upcoming Fate Of The Furious—we’ve wondered what part she would play in the family-first franchise. Mirren’s done the assassin thing alongside Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman in the Red movies, so she could certainly handle her own opposite Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. Word has finally broken as to her role, and it sounds... interesting.
Yahoo! Movies recently interviewed Luke Evans, one of the stars of the Fast & Furious 6, and learned that Mirren would play his character’s mother. Evans was actually stumping for the live-action Beauty And The Beast movie he currently stars in, but he answered questions about his Fast character Owen Shaw, who was last seen in a coma, which is what sent his brother ...
- Danette Chavez
Featuring an all-star cast of Bruce Willis, Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista and Adrian Grenier, Marauders comes from Steven C. Miller, the director behind The Aggression Scale, Under the Bed and Silent Night. The film marks Miller’s second collaboration with actor Bruce Willis, the first being last years Extraction.
After an untraceable group of elite bank robbers execute the perfect heist, making off with millions in cash whilst leaving a dead bank manager in their wake, the FBI Agents investigating the robbery/homicide (Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista and Adrian Grenier) begin to uncover signs of corruption involving the bank’s owner (Bruce Willis) and his high power clients. As they dig deeper into the case, the Feds realise that appearances can be deceiving, »
- Phil Wheat
The tagline did not lie. We laughed. We cried. We hurled.
Wayne’s World premiered 25 years ago today! Speaking to Et throughout the film’s production, stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey discussed the origin of the popular Saturday Night Live characters as they were making their film debut.
When Wayne (Myers) and Garth (Carvey) hit the big screen in 1992, it had been over a decade since The Blues Brothers, SNL’s first foray into feature films. Debuting in 1989, the characters appeared on the sketch comedy institution several times with guests that included Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Mary Tyler Moore and Madonna.
The 1990 sketch with Hanks proved especially memorable (“sibilance”), with Aerosmith jamming out a cover of the Wayne’s World theme song and Myers’ titular character evolving in real time. It may have proved to be a vital tipping point toward its future movie adaptation, as development on the screenplay began that year.
“I was doing »
Al Jarreau, the buttery-voiced, seven-time Grammy-winning pop and jazz singer, has died, just days after announcing his retirement. The 76-year-old vocalist, whose opening for the Bruce Willis-Cybill Shepherd series Moonlighting was among the 1980s’ most popular and best remembered TV theme songs, was hospitalized in Los Angeles two weeks ago for exhaustion. His death was confirmed via his official Twitter page. “He was in the hospital,” the announcement stated, “kept… »
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.
This Past Weekend:
Bomb, bomb bomb bomb, Boooooomb! Things just kept getting worse and worse at the box office as this past weekend saw more new releases not meeting up to their potential. The horribly-reviewed horror movie Rings (Paramount) ended up around where I predicted with $13 million, taking second place to M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. The sci-fi romance The Space Between Us (Stx Entertainment) didn’t make much of a mark, opening in ninth place with just $3.8 million with about $1,300 per theater. Robert De Niro’s The Comedian (Sony Classics) tanked worse than many recent movies, making less than a million in 848 theaters or about $1,000 per theater. By comparison, the doc I Am Not Your Negro made about 78% of that amount in 800 less theaters. »
- Edward Douglas
Fresh off the success of his latest film, Split, M. Night Shyamalan is staying on the comeback train in fine style. And now it looks as if Split, at least in some form, will be receiving a sequel. A pretty big spoiler follows. You have been warned…
Speaking on Twitter on Sunday, the maverick director has said that he already has an outline for the potential film but remained coy as to exactly what it contains and how it connects to Split.
I have an 11 page outline for my next film in my bag. I can't tell you what it is, but If you've seen #Split…
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) February 4, 2017
Split, which is the tale of a man with multiple personalities, has been doing very well for Shyamalan at the box office and returning him close to the stature he once enjoyed during his heyday with such films as The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. »
- Samuel Brace
Warning: there be spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Split yet. M. Night Shyamalan's Split has turned into a genuine box office phenomenon, topping the charts for the third straight weekend. That in itself would no doubt prompt calls for a sequel, but the resolution of the movie suggested that writer/director Shyamalan had a followup in mind. As we've already reported, Kevin Wendle Crumb, the lead character in Split, was originally included in Shyamalan's script for Unbreakable, which introduced the heroic David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and the not-so-heroic Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), also known as Mr. Glass. Shyamalan has acknowledged that he wants to make a third film in that cinematic universe and even told Entertainment Weekly about an outline he had...
- Peter Martin
The more M. Night Shyamalan talks continuing David Dunn’s (Bruce Willis) story, the happier we get. Just yesterday it was reported the writer-director completed his 11-page outline for his follow-up to Unbreakable. He’ll typically spend months and months on an outline, but now that his one for Unbreakable 2 is finished, he can begin writing his next movie. Shyamalan isn’t revealing too […]
- Jack Giroux
Horror and sci-fi fans have a big day of releases to look forward to on Tuesday, February 7th, as there over 20 titles coming home to Blu-ray and DVD. Paramount has put together the complete box set of the Penny Dreadful series on both formats, and the latest season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series arrives on both Blu-ray and DVD as well.
Scream Factory and IFC Midnight have teamed up for the release of Antibirth, which was an official selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and Severin Films is resurrecting the cult classic Wild Beasts in HD, too.
- Heather Wixson
If you still haven't seen Universal's box office hit Split in theaters yet, there will be plenty of Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk. Most fans weren't surprised to learn that Split was set and shot in director M. Night Shyamalan's hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but there is one shocking surprise that was revealed during a scene at the very end of the film. This is your last chance to avoid any Split spoilers, so stop reading now if you haven't seen this thriller quite yet.
The final moments of Split revealed Bruce Willis reprising his role as David Dunn from Unbreakable in a diner scene where patrons are discussing a news report about James McAvoy's character Kevin Wendell Crumb, who the press have nicknamed "The Horde." When one woman mentions that The Horde reminds her of another unique criminal, David Dunn says she's thinking of Mr. »
Ten years ago, an Unbreakable sequel likely didn’t sound too realistic to fans of writer-director M. Night Shyamalan. Every once in a while, Shyamalan would mention the idea. But it’s only recently, after the huge success of Split, that another movie with David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) sounded plausible. Now, the sequel is picking up more […]
- Jack Giroux
For the third week on the trot, Split held its place at the tip-top of the U.S. box office. A $14.15 million haul over Super Bowl weekend was enough to see off competition from F. Javier Gutiérrez’s Rings, and take the film’s worldwide total to a whopping $142 million. Not bad for a psychological thriller that cost an estimated $9 million to make.
But then again, Split isn’t your typical movie, and M. Night Shyamalan’s early plans for a sequel are a far cry from the age-old process of rinsing and repeating. As of February 4th, the prolific writer-director is in possession of an 11-page treatment for his Split sequel, and during a recent episode of Josh Horowitz’s HappySadConfused podcast – as relayed by Collider – Shyamalan touched base on his vision for the conclusive chapter.
It almost goes without saying at this point, but if you’ve yet to see Split, »
- Michael Briers
M. Night Shyamalan’s new film “Split” follows a man with severe dissociative identity disorder (James McAvoy) who kidnaps three girls and holds them captive in a cellar. It has grossed over $142 million since its release and has received generally positive reviews from critics. Now, the writer-director has already teased a possible sequel to the film on Twitter, claiming he has already written “an 11 page outline.”
(Spoiler Alert) The film’s twist ending definitely opened the doors for a sequel of some variety. At the very end of the film, Shyamalan reveals that “Split” takes place in the universe of his 2000 film “Unbreakable” complete with an uncredited cameo by Bruce Willis who reprises his character David Dunn. At this time, it’s unclear if Shyamalan’s teased sequel will be a sequel to “Split” or “Unbreakable. »
- Vikram Murthi
5 reasons why you must watch Split5 reasons why you must watch SplitAdriana Floridia2/6/2017 10:46:00 Am
The movie-going population has decided that M. Night Shyamalan is back in the good books.
The iconic director is known for his thrilling films with big plot twists. It goes back to 1999, when one of his early films, The Sixth Sense, had what many considered one of the biggest plot twists in cinematic history. Not only that, but the film was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. We rarely see that happen for mystery thrillers.
It led to quite the reputation for Shyamalan, who consistently delivered big twists in his next films, but couldn't quite live up to the success of The Sixth Sense, and ultimately became something of a joke.
Well the joke is over, because his latest film Split has been leading the box office for three straight weeks. »
- Adriana Floridia
The film, which has taken the number one spot for 3 consecutive weeks, took in another $14.5 million adding to its $98.7 million domestic total. Worldwide, the thriller has earned $142.7 million to date.
Set in the same universe as Shyamalan’s other intriguing film, Unbreakable, fans have turned his latest into a phenomenon.
I have an 11 page outline for my next film in my bag. I can’t tell you what it is, but If you’ve seen #Split…
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) February 4, 2017
Shyamalan collaborated with Willis in 2000 on the film Unbreakable, »
- Michelle McCue
What year is it, again? Because it certainly feels like 1999 all over again these last few weeks. The film world has been abuzz about M. Night Shyamalan's movie Split and, just like his 1999 breakthrough The Sixth Sense, everyone seems to be excited by that film's big twist and to see what the visionary director is going to do next. Back then, Shyamalan followed up his triumphant hit with Unbreakable, and it seems now like he may be sticking to that same playbook this time around, too.
If you count yourself among the legion of people who have kept Split in the #1 spot at the box office for the last three weekends, you likely caught the final scene where we discover that the film is set in the same world as Unbreakable. Early yesterday morning, via a tweet to his fans, Shyamalan offered up the status of his next film, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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