It’s the rumor that won’t quit. It’s been persistent since the release of Unbreakable back in November of 2000, but from what Night is saying, even though the plan originally called for a trilogy, it seems that Night didn’t really have a trilogy thought out, or perhaps he was thinking that a single sequel is enough. He mentions not having the right idea for it yet, meaning that the possibility of two more movies is a little less.
MTV asked him, recently, if he was still considering a sequel:
“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 [Willis], 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.”