M. Night Shyamalan is Still Working on That Unbreakable Sequel (No, Really)

Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis in Unbreakable (2000) Movie Image

To hear him tell it, M. Night Shyamalan is really, REALLY close to making that sequel to “Unbreakable” that all of you have been clamoring for. All of you have been clamoring for it, right? Personally, I could do without it. After all, it has been 13 years, I’m not sure anyone but the diehard fans (at this point, does M. Night still have diehard fans?) still cares.

Of course, if no one cares, then interviewers wouldn’t keep asking Shyamalan about it every time he goes out there to promote one of his movies, right? His latest is the sci-fi actioner “After Earth” starring the Smith family, and of course, the subject of “Unbreakable 2” came up.

M. Night Shyamalan  Here’s how Shyamalan answers that question from The Huffington Post:

I want it to happen, too. We’ve been talking about almost the same subject in every one of your questions, which is artistic integrity — something versus an agenda. Right? And almost every single one of your questions was agenda versus intention, even though you didn’t realize it, but it kind of fell into that theme as we were talking.

He then goes into the weeds a tad, talking about agenda vs. intention (or something):

That’s an agenda versus “I want to talk about loneliness.” And then it comes out, “How is the best way to talk about loneliness?” Intention versus agenda. And then I go, “Oh my God, if I make a movie about loneliness and everybody hated it, will it be able to come out and people will get it?” That’s when you start going, “Oh my God,” and you try to push that away. The same thing with “Unbreakable,” to some extent, it’s excitement to be made. “It’s such a fun thing” is squashing my ability to find the thing that’s connecting me with it. Does that make sense? So, I don’t feel like I did it for agenda reasons. So, slowly I’m getting a story in my head that I feel like is able to tell what I’m feeling right now.

Sheesh. Just make the damn movie if you want to make the damn movie, otherwise don’t make the damn movie. Is that so hard?

But for fans (yes, I hear there are still some of you out there), there is encouraging news. He lets you know it’s POSSIBLE:

The story of a guy who kind of wakes up with a little gray feeling in the morning, I love that character. It’s something that I feel and I want to talk more about that character.

So there you have it. He wants to make it (kinda), but it (probably) won’t happen. Or it might. Depending on how he feels when he wakes up in the morning. Or something.

Of course, none of that will matter and Shyamalan might end up doing that “hyper-small” indie movie he is also talking about if “After Earth” does the unthinkable for a Will Smith movie and underperforms at the box office this weekend. It’s hard to imagine, but stranger things have happened when M. Night is involved.

Via : Huffpo