‘Unbreakable 2′ To Become Third ‘Night Chronicles’ Movie

Published 4 years ago by , Updated July 12th, 2013 at 10:01 am,

Fans of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable have spent the last decade hoping for a sequel to the 2000 film.  The now less-than-heralded auteur has announced that Unbreakable 2 will make its way to the big screen – in the form of the third entry in his Night Chronicles series.

Unbreakable failed to replicate the box office and critical success of Shyamalan’s breakout hit The Sixth Sense – at least upon its initial release.  The tale of a real-life superhero is now regarded by many a moviegoer as both their favorite Shyamalan film and arguably his all-around best creation.

Rumors that Shyamalan’s newest project would be Unbreakable 2 were dispelled a few months back – that has not stopped fans from continuing to pester him about the sequel.  Shyamalan was asked about his plans for an Unbreakable followup by MTV this week when he revealed the following:

“I cannibalized the idea for the sequel to ‘Unbreakable’ for one of the ‘Night Chronicles’…  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’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.”

Unbreakable 22 Unbreakable 2 To Become Third Night Chronicles Movie

The screen story for the first entry in the Night Chronicles, Devil, was written by Shyamalan, but he neither scripted nor directed the feature.  That could change with the third chapter, especially since it may provide Shyamalan with the best opportunity to realize his Unbreakable 2 plans on the big screen.

Devil is a relatively low-budget production and should do satisfactory business at the box office – which would pave the way for parts 2 and 3 of the Night Chronicles to be made as well.  For better or for worse, a sequel to Unbreakable in some form looks very likely to happen at this juncture.

We will keep you updated on the status of Unbreakable 2 as more news comes in.

Source: MTV

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  1. not sure how i would feel about this now….

  2. I want to see Unbreakable 2 very much, and I would be happy for him to direct again, but it has to be right. If he ruined it, then I’ll take the cameo seeking director out myself.

    • LOL. i just understand any connection with Devil, if he is gonna use this movie as an arc to the sequel, or is he planning something else before it to bridge it all together

    • Yea drsam my only interest from him is Unbreakable 2. I have not liked any film at all from him other than Unbreakable I’m not a fan of him at all and to me Devil looks awful.

    • When you get him cornered, will you ask if I can have back the $7 I paid to see The Village? :|

      • Will do!

  3. Unbreakable has been my favorite Shamalamalam “flick” since I first saw it in the theaters. Sure I have wanted a sequel forever… however now that I could care less about Shamalamadingdong, I don’t know how I feel about this either… he either pulls it off, regains some dignity, or blows it and further tarnishes his rep while also pulling the Unbreakable legacy down into the dirt.

    • respect the person who has given you movies like sixth sense and the village you over smart guy!!

  4. cheap…

  5. I loved Unbreakable! It’s clearly the best Night film and one of my top favorite movies of all time. But I too have mixed feelings about the sequel. I would hate for M. Night to hand it off to some young director who turns around and destroys the movie we all love. I think the best bet is to leave it alone.

  6. Just give us Unbreakable 2! Don’t do the Night Chronicles.

    Boom. Problem solved. You’re welcome, M. Night.

    Now start making good movies again.

  7. Could be good.

  8. I have to wonder why he would throw this character, the unknown villian to the Shammadogs if he was great enough at one point to consider for the original film and still held his interest to be viable in case their was to be a sequel?? What’s changed? Either this third film is being groomed as a franchise clincher or it lost some of its edge over the intervening years to be good enough for “Unbreakable 2.”

  9. So this movie isn’t Unbreakable 2. Just an old idea repackaged into something else. But what I find interesting is that he says now he’ll need to come up with a new idea. So an actual Unbreakable 2 is still very much a possibility for him.

  10. Unbreakable was the last movie he has made that was any good. Everything since then has been utter garbage. His “idea” holds now water with me because I will not ever be seeing this man ever makes again. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I’m not letting him fool me a 3rd time.

  11. No mention of Bruce Willis or his character being involved in this story. At this point, it sounds like he’s just using the villain and, possibly, focusing the story on that character? It might mean more if his version of “such a cool idea” appealed to people who actually pay to go to the movies.

  12. One of the coolest deleted scenes ever is on “Unbreakable”. It is an alternate to Willis benching in his basement. He is at work and it looks like the football team just finished practice and the whole team is yelling and joking around. Willis leans back on a bench with like 405lbs. on it, benches it and sits up. The whole team is dead silent and staring at him. Haha, I love that scene.

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