7 items from 2015
During an interview with Collider to promote his new television series Wayward Pines, M. Night Shyamalan got onto the topic of the long-rumoured sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable, stating that he’s still holding out hope that it could become a reality.
“I love those characters and I love that world. Of course, the whole world makes comic book movies now. At the time, it was completely novel. I remember when I made it, Disney was literally like, ‘Comic books?! There’s no market for comic books!’ That’s all they make now! The beauty of the world of Unbreakable is that you’re playing it for reality. It should never feel like a comic book movie. It feels like a straight-up drama. It’s real. You’re confronting the possibility that comic book characters were based on people that were real. That’s the premise, so the tone has to be super grounded. »
- Gary Collinson
It's been almost 15 years since the release of Unbreakable, and you'd think the window of opportunity for a sequel has long since passed. But now more than ever, writer-director M. Night Shyamalan seems to believe it's finally the perfect time to revisit superpowered security guard David Dunn (played by Bruce Willis) and his arch nemesis Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson). Collider caught up with the filmmaker while he promoted his upcoming show Wayward Pines and took a moment to discuss the possibility of the follow-up. "Of course, the whole world makes comic book movies now," Shyamalan notes. "At the time, it was completely novel. I remember when I made it, Disney was literally like, 'Comic books?! There’s no...
- Christopher Campbell
M. Night Shyamalan has been discussing the possibility of an Unbreakable 2 on and off for the past 15 years, and he still hasn’t given up hope. In a new interview, he explains why a sequel would be “cool,” and points out how drastically the superhero movie landscape has changed since the first Unbreakable came […]
- Angie Han
One of M. Night Shyamalan's most well-regarded films was 2000's "Unbreakable," the filmmaker's follow-up effort following his success with "The Sixth Sense." The film starts off as a thriller about a man with extraordinary abilities, but by the end turns into one of the more unconventional superhero origin films ever made.
Since its release there has been murmurings that the director was considering a follow-up, especially now as the superhero genre has taken off in such an extreme way. Such a project never came to fruition, but in a new interview during promotional rounds for "Wayward Pines," Shyamalan tells Collider he still has plans for doing a follow-up:
"I love those characters and I love that world. Of course, the whole world makes comic book movies now. At the time, it was completely novel. I remember when I made it, Disney was literally like, 'Comic books?! There's no market for comic books! »
- Garth Franklin
M. Night Shyamalan isn't exactly on anyone's must-see list in the wake of After Earth, The Last Airbender and The Happening, but that doesn't mean the man hasn't stayed busy. Right now he's doing work on the TV show Wayward Pines, and this September will see the return of his low-budget film affair in The Visit. However, the question of whether or not he would return to the world of Unbreakable still comes up, and it seems as though that's a »
- Sean Wist
Like most of the titles in M. Night Shyamalan.s filmography, the end of his 2000 film Unbreakable comes with an interesting twist. Not only does Bruce Willis. David Dunn finally come to terms with the fact that he is something a touch more than human, but Samuel L. Jackson's Elijah Price is revealed to be a supervillain . truly David.s opposite in every way. The way the movie let.s this turn hang in the air as the credits roll has long had fans wondering about the prospects of an Unbreakable 2 - and apparently it.s an idea that Shyamalan is still interested in as well. The Sixth Sense filmmaker is currently promoting his television series Wayward Pines - on which he serves as both producer and director . and it was while talking with Collider that he revealed that he still has thoughts about making an Unbreakable 2. Of course, »
Whether you love or loathe him, before M. Night Shyamalan began dividing audiences in a way that marmite could only dream, the eclectic director released The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable within the space of two years, justifying his reputation as one of the promising up-and-comers in the industry. As two standalone science fiction movies, each was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews and in a recent interview with Collider, the filmmaker touched base on the possibility of an Unbreakable 2.
Fifteen years after the release of the original, Shyamalan revealed that he does contemplate the feasibility of a sequel to this day.
Yeah, I do sometimes. I love those characters and I love that world. Of course, the whole world makes comic book movies now. At the time, it was completely novel. I remember when I made it, Disney was literally like, “Comic books?! There’s no market for comic books!” That’s all they make now! »
- Michael Briers
7 items from 2015
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