Friday, September 3, 2010

Unbreakable 2 Coming? Kinda.

Unbreakable is one of my favourite comic book movies, even though it's not based on an actual comic book. But it is a realistic representation of someone who realizes he is a super hero. Not a super-man type, but a hero with powers who fits into our real world.

Still with me? Good.

M. Night Shyamalan has been teasing us with the idea of a sequel to Unbreakable since the film was released.  As it turns out, Shyamalan realizes that the film, for whatever reason, is not going to happen, so he's adapting his ideas for the sequel into a standalone film sans Bruce Willis' character.

Still with me? No? I don't blame you.

Shyamalan says he had "such a cool idea for a villain" for Unbreakable 2 that he began writing ideas around it. When the projct became less likely, he cannibalized that idea for his upcoming Night Chronicles series. The first of those films, Devil, hits theaters on Sept. 17.

With Shyamalan's name producing diminishing returns, if Devil and its follow-up fail at the box office, it's possible the Unbreakable non-sequel will never see the big screen anyway. If it's not a direct sequel then I say who cares, even though I am curious about what could have been. 

1 comment:

  1. *sigh*

    And Shyamalan had such potential when he started too.

    I would love to see an Unbreakable sequal, though it was kinda neat how it just hung open ended.

    Of course, you HAVE to wonder, does the kid have any abilities similar to his dad?