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Shyamalan Using 'Unbreakable 2' Villain for Night Chronicles

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September 3, 2010
Source: MTV

M. Night. Shyamalan

Those who have been anticipating the highly unlikely sequel to M. Night. Shyamalan's vastly underrated film Unbreakable will be happy to hear that at least some elements of the proposed story will actually end up hitting the big screen in some form. In a recent interview with MTV, Shyamalan revealed: "I cannibalized the idea for the sequel to Unbreakable for one of the Night Chronicles." Apparently the idea was a villain who was originally written to appear in Unbreakable, but ended up being saved for the second film when the original script became too cluttered. That villain has been transferred to the third Night Chronicles project.

Here's what Shyamalan said about the evolution of the villain and the story for the third, currently untitled, film (that we know nothing about) in the forthcoming Night Chronicles series which kicks off with Devil.

"It was such a cool idea for a villain, and it was actually originally in the script for 'Unbreakable,' and it was too much. There were too many villains, so I pulled this villain out and was like, 'I'll make this the second flick.' I fleshed it out more and more, and thought, 'This could be a standalone movie.' I'll just say it: the third 'Night Chronicles' movie is what would have been the sequel [to 'Unbreakable']. So now I need to come up with a new idea [for 'Unbreakable 2']."

This is both interesting and disheartening to hear since I've always wanted to see a sequel to Unbreakable, and now the initial idea for that film has been recycled for use in a completely different film. I guess it's cool that we'll still see the villain realized anyway, but an Unbreakable sequel needs to be made at some point. Honestly, it's about the only film Shyamalan could direct right now that I would have any interest in at all. Shyamalan even says, "Literally, that's the question I get asked the most anywhere around the world — if I'm making the sequel to Unbreakable," Sadly, the filmmaker's decreasing appeal to audiences (read: laughing stock) likely means it won't happen anytime soon, if ever. Do you still want an Unbreakable sequel?

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  • Xerxex
    I'd rather have Bruce Willis in Unbreakable 2, not this.
  • Yes. It's by far our favourite film of his... it's amazing and the end still gives us chills (minus the text description freeze-frame)
  • Spider94
    OMG SHYAMALAN STOP FUCKING AROUND AND GIVE US UNBREAKABLE 2 GOD DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! will this asshole ever learn!!! all we want is unbreakable 2 now not all this flippen night cronicle crap or this dumb airbender shit :0
  • FancyMonocle
    Unbreakable is one of my favorites, but I've lost my faith in Shyamalan. I just don't think he's capable of making a sequel that would measure up to the first one. However, if he ever manages to make a good movie again, I'll be the first one back on his team.
  • Robbie
    I love Unbreakable, but I don't think this is the right way to make a 'sequel'.
  • Cracky
    This is good news. Come on Shy-guy... I know you still have it in you. Make some heads explode like you did way back when--
  • john
    He's still getting work...incredible! *sigh*
  • JayC
    FancyMonocle, Thank you for speaking my mind. 😉
  • Craig
    Yes, I do still very much want to see an Unbreakable sequel.
  • Eli
    There aren't enough cows in the west so instead, they milk story ideas. Shamalayn is officially on the boat with Bay.
  • silver
    what an @sshat... yes i want an unbreakable sequel
  • MaC
    I'm still not exactly sure why people think Unbreakable was so incredible. I thought it was boring, predictable and even really tedious at points. I'm nearly convinced that Shamalan peaked at The 6th Sense.
  • Xerxex
    MaC Unbreakable was AWESOME!!!!! end-o-story.
  • Al
    After the power house film making on display in his first two mainstream flicks, M. could do no wrong. I don't believe they were flukes, rather he was interested in changing things up. Most people (including me) see his change in structure and tone and as a horrible thing. But whats refreshing about the second half of his career is he makes the films the way he wants too, and didn't just make the films people wanted him to. Again, don't get me wrong, The Happening coming from the man who made Unbreakable is disappointing. But if I didn't know it was him, I would have probably thought "WOW! THATS A GREAT THROWBACK TO B-HORORR!" And Lady in The Water from the guy who made Sixth Sense? But if it weren't for his name, I would have thought of it in a much better light. Most of his fails come from expectations(well, besides Avatar....oops, The Last Airbender). This is just a long way of saying, he's still a great filmmaker, he just isn't always into the same thing. I can never really lose faith in any director though, if they made a great flick before, they can certainly make one again. Just a matter of time.
  • J. L.
    YESSS I still want a sequel to Unbreakable! It is one of my favourite movies of all time!
  • norm
    For me, Unbreakable was truly M Night's first unintentional comedy - just bloody horrible from start to stupid finish. I'm looking forward to the sequel for more laughs.
  • JimD
    Shyamalan has lost his way completely.
  • Shige
    So you lot call him names and insult the guy and expect him to make a film to please you ? You got some nerve.
  • Akirakorn
    LOLZ Unbreakable II is already done, it's in a vault in Hollywood called "F*)k the fans". It is currently sitting next to Sin City 2 and 3. The vault itself had to be moved/rebuilt as last year fans broke into the vault and made off with The Boondock Saints II and Tron: Legacy... and unfortunately Indiana Jones 4.
  • Lando
    isnt devil a remake of Jeff Ross' "Alligator in an elevator"????? his ideas just dont seem so fresh anymore...atleast the trees and grass killing people was a little better than a devil in an elevator.. just a thought...
  • John Doe
    @12 & 16, I willing to bet that you "two" clows are the same person.
  • AK
    I love it says "From the mind of M Night". LOL. Is that supposed to be a selling point? It should read "From the retard mind of a guy who put out such shit as Happening and the Village". This guy is fuckin useless. Even this devil movie looks insulting and stupid as shit. I"m sure that he'll put himself in the movie at some point as a character that lacks any emotion and seems like he's retarded.
  • Ryan
    If M Night can pull-off a sequel to Unbreakable - then yes, I want it. But he has to pull it off. if he can't pull it off, then he shouldn't make it. and bruce has to be in it. that's part of pulling it off. we have to see him evolve, face new problems.
  • Anakin7264
    Unbreakable is one of my fav movies and a sequeal in any manner would be good for me. On the calibre of a a M night all I can say is that this guy could have been a part of any popular franchise(both harry potter and batman were offered to him ) yet he choose to make his own movies with with his own style. If the village annd lady in water were made by a eastern european  director, Hollywood would acknowledge them for theor originality, magical atmosphere and mystic nature. It is suprising that his movies both make underated list in france(the village and lady in water.)

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