In a recent interview, M. Night Shaymalan lets us know that he is still interested in making “Unbreakable 2”. I would settle for a movie that isn’t laughably atrocious but, sure, a sequel to “Unbreakable”. That sounds…interesting?
Of course, this is really nothing more than a pipe dream. Assuming he has roles for Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, there’s no guarantee they’d return. Furthermore, Shaymalan is committed to a trilogy of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” movies and even if we allow for the very narrow possibility that the first film wil be enough of a hit to warrant sequels, Shaymalan lets us know that sitting down and writing a story just doesn’t work that way.
“I want a story to pop into my head that is organic and expressive of who I am,” he said at the time. “You know, these are all kinds of journals of where I am emotionally, so it’s kind of hard. I’m kind of trying to go back to the journal that existed in 1999 for me. But I know me: As soon as I give up on it is when the idea will come to me.”
Never give up, Night. Never give up. Keep believing you’re a genius and make sure to have no room in your once-in-a-generation mind to acknowledge and respect the differeing ethnicities of characters in “Airbender”. That way you won’t have to worry about providing a sequel no one but you wants.
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