M. Night Shyamalan’s New Movie Is Not ‘Unbreakable 2′

Published 4 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:15 pm,

We reported earlier this week that writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s has been shopping around his latest screenplay to potential distributors, with several big stars already attached to the project.

Despite the strict security measures put in place to keep the plot of Shyamalan’s new script under wraps, a few scant details about The Sixth Sense director’s latest original work have been revealed.

Deadline was reporting that Buried writer Chris Sparling will pen the screenplay for Twelve Strangers – the second flick to be released though Shyamalan’s Night Chronicles production company – when it unveiled the following bit of information concerning the auteur’s new screenplay:

I’m told Bradley Cooper would play a father on a desperate search for his missing child.  It might stray into ‘Taken’ terrain, but the father taps into some supernatural powers to aid the search.

Since it was announced that Shymalan’s Sixth Sense/Unbreakable leading man Bruce Willis was already attached to the filmmaker’s latest script – alongside Cooper and Iron Man‘s Gwyneth Paltrow – many individuals have been speculating/hoping that this new project would be the long-rumored sequel, Unbreakable 2, which both Willis and Shyamalan have spoken about in recent years.  Assuming that Deadline‘s information is correct, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Unbreakable 2 M. Night Shyamalans New Movie Is Not Unbreakable 2

Will Shyamalan ever make a sequel to 'Unbreakable?'

Taken was a surprise hit back in 2008 that featured Liam Neeson as an ex-secret agent who ends up kicking some major butt while on a quest to rescue his daughter from European sex traffickers – we even honored the character in our recent Favorite Movie Dads feature.  I think it unlikely that Cooper will be the same tour de force that Neeson was in Taken – even with the addition of supernatural powers – but we’ll wait and see how it goes.

In the meantime, Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender arrives in 2D and 3D theaters next week and will hopefully be a return to form for the director after his much-ridiculed flick, The Happening.

What do you think?  Does Shyamalan’s new project sound intriguing to you?  Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Deadline (via /Film)

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  1. I’m intrigued by anything M. Night does. I won’t be seeing Airbender on the big screen, just doesn’t capture my interest, but I look forward to another Shyamalan film that gets back to his basics. Hope this new screenplay does just that.

    • The Last Airbender cartoon is one of the greatest stories ever told. Hopefully M. Night does it justice. For you to say it doesn’t peak your interest means you are an idiot who knows nothing about quality movies or stories.

      • Or it means your an idiot for saying something like that.

        Seriously? I don’t have any interest in the series, but I think the movie looks cool, I probably won’t see it in theaters, but I’ll be sure to watch it when it hits bluray.

        His opinion is his opinion, something that peaks your interest, has absolutely nothing to do with whether he is an idiot or not.

      • Well PJangles I must’ve hit a sore spot with you on the Last Air Bender, sorry to cause you to stoop to name calling to express your opinion. That’s what the comment section is for, expressing your opinion based on the authors question above “What do you think? Does Shyamalan’s new project sound intriguing to you?”, so if you are not going to simply address the question but feel you have to attack other posters then please refrain from posting in the future. I myself have never watched the Last Air Bender series, so I cannot express any views on that series as whether or not it is as you say a “quality story”, but based on the previews alone it does not peak my interest so I will choose not to see it on the big screen. Who knows I may later regret that choice when I see it on DVD in the future, but as for now my opinion still stands, it does not capture my interest in the slightest.
        I do enjoy Mr. Shyamalan’s work and know he’ll definitely put a touch to it that is his own, and I hope it is depicted in a way that makes you want to squeeze your Appa plush toy a little harder at night as you fall asleep in your Airbender Pajama’s. :) Have a great weekend and hope you enjoy the movie when it comes out.

        • Guys, it’s spelled “pique.” There’s a metaphor in there somewhere about people who argue on da interwebz

          • Thanks Sig. To this day I always thought it was peak or even peek, as into make my interest want to take a look, but “pique” is definitely correct, gotta love those French words. See I learned something new today. Have a great weekend Sig. :)

      • PJangles,

        We don’t take kindly to those who call others idiots on this site.

        Vic

  2. maybe i should watch unbreakable.. i havent really heard of it. but i read the synopsis and watched the trailer and it looks promising.. anyone know if its good?:)

    • Magnus: Unbreakable is good if viewed as a separate film and don’t go into it wanting to compare it to Sixth Sense or any of M. Night’s other works. It’s a very creative movie. I’m still not sure it’s Sequel worthy, but I do recommend seeing it.

      • yeah alright, i havent watched any of his other movies, except sixth sense which i thought was good, but i cant remember it haha. i think im gonna try to watch it tonight :) thanks

        • Unbreakable is my favorite “Super hero” movie, it’s fantastic, and very fresh. It’s a great start to what could be something like an awesome trilogy, but only if it’s done well…if he doesn’t have interest in doing another one, I’d rather him leave it alone and let us always have just unbreakable….but seriously, you should watch it, it’s fantastic.

    • Unbreakable is one of my favorite movies ever! It is amazingly written, directed, acted, etc.

    • Yeah, it’s a good movie that leaves you really, really wanting a sequel. :)

      Vic

    • Magnus, along witht he sixth sense, its his BEST movie….a lotof people would love to se a sequel, me included. i highly reccomend you see it.

  3. Anything has got to be better than The Village. That movie made me never want to watch another M. Night Shyamalan movie.

    Unbreakable 2 would be an exception to that rule. The Last Airbender will be a Netflix film for me.

    • the only two movies of his that were any good were sixth sense and unbreakable, the othere, i felt the twists were dumb lol

  4. @ Magnus:
    Even though I felt (personally) that MNS’s girst two films stood head and shoulders above the subsequent ones…UNBREAKABLE is deffinately worth the rental/viewing. I don’t recall a film addressing the super hero angle in such a refreshing way. Very well directed, acted, and filmed. To this day one of my top ten “watch anytime” movies! I hope you enjoy it!

  5. Thanks guys, i feel like i definitely have to see this now:) and i will now, i’ve just got it! :)

    • let us all know what you think magnus!!

      • haha will do! i’ll post what i think of it soon :)

  6. i love anything m night does, and cant wait for airbender, but i really want a unbreakable sequel to happen.he should also do a resident evil remake,and the island of dr moreau remake,and the creature from the black lagoon,or even a underworld origins about the corvinus family,or even dino crisis and steve altens the loch. or we could get del toro,or chris nolan to do these films,or vinzenzo natalie. i would also love to see a splice sequel. but bring on the unbreakable sequel please and these others.

    • demanding much? :P

  7. So i just watched Unbreakable and i really really liked it. Now i want a sequel as well! haha yeah but the movie was really good :) i mean when i first read it was a superhero movie, i thought that it would contain much more special effects and stuff like that. but im glad it didnt :)

  8. magnus, glad you enjoyed it. i oersoanlly thought SLJ’s performance was brillian in that film

    • I completely agree, i thought he was very good in that movie:)