Shyamalan Using 'Unbreakable 2' Villain for Night Chronicles
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?