During a recent press event, Shyamalan addressed that very question as put forth by MTV News — is he still considering “Unbreakable 2”? According to the director, that answer is a resounding yes.
“I am,” revealed Shyamalan. “I don’t know where all the parties are in the world. Sam [Jackson] is like ’Mr. Comic Book’ now. And Bruce, I don’t know what he’s up to. I don’t know where Disney’s at in their head and what kind of movies they’re up for making. But yeah, I love that movie.”
This isn’t the first time that Shyamalan has enthused about continuing the “Unbreakable” mythos. Last year, he revealed that he’d like to start working on it immediately, but that he also wanted to make sure the timing was right.
“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.”
Even Samuel L. Jackson has expressed interest in revisiting his “Unbreakable” character. With him and Shyamalan on board, how could the film’s star Bruce Willis be able to say no? If nothing else, he could send a surrogate to act the part for him!
Do you think we’ll ever see an “Unbreakable” sequel? Would you be interested in returning to that world, or has too much time passed?