News — Unbreakable 2 Turned Into The Night Chronicles 3?

Posted: September 7, 2010 in Film, Justin Wagner, News
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[Posted by: Justin Wagner]

In my first post for this site I reviewed M. Night Shyamalan‘s crowning achievement, Unbreakable. In the review I mentioned how the major letdown of the film was that it could have had so much more added to it instead of the abrupt ending we got. Throughout the years M. Night has hinted that he was writing a sequel for the film, but instead of a direct sequel, we are getting what would have been Unbreakable 2 in the form of a stand alone film which will be part of his upcoming horror film series, The Night Chronicles. “I cannibalized the idea for the sequel to ‘Unbreakable’ for one of The Night Chronicles. I fleshed it out more and more, and thought, ‘This could be a standalone movie,‘” revealed Shyamalan in a recent interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz. “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.

Looking at Shyamalan’s recent outings as a director, I feel safe to say that the release of an Unbreakable sequel could easily wash the bad taste out of even the most critical viewer’s mouth. Maybe with M. Night at work with The Night Chronicles scripts he will get caught up in writing and start work on a new Unbreakable 2 script, but until then we can always reminisce on the time when Shymalan was a promising up and coming director.

What are you thoughts on a possible Unbreakable 2? What would you like to see happen in an Unbreakable sequel? Does M. Night Shyamalan still have it, or did he peak long ago? Post your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. Eric says:

    What I liked so much about Unbreakable is the way that it didn’t always follow the traditional notions of what should happen in a superhero story. I’m afraid if there was a sequel it’d be hard to replicate the novelty of the first film, unless it was only thematically related. It’d be really easy to fall into the same trap as the show ‘Heroes’ did – the ‘ordinary people with superpowers’ idea was great, but it seemed like once things progressed past the origin stories they didn’t know what to do with it.

  2. Wustin Jagner says:

    That is also what I loved so much about Unbreakable, but I would like to see the juxtaposition between the unconventional first Unbreakable and a more classic comic book like Unbreakable, and I am sure M. Night could pull it off. I feel safe with him adding on to Unbreakable because it is great source material and because of the positivity around the project from him and his fans. The ending of the first Unbreakable left a lot of room open for a second one, and I hope that we do one day get a sequel.

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