M. Night Shyamalan sat down with MTV and discussed his Night Chronicles. First one being the upcoming horror film “DEVIL“. You have probably seen the trailer with everyone trapped on the elevator. There will be three movies from this Night Chronicles series. The second film in this series will be called “Twelve Strangers” which will be about a jury dealing with a case of the supernatural. Sounds like a horror film of “Twelve Angry Men”. And the third film will be Unbreakable 2.
Now with these movies, M. Night is not writing them nor directing them which will probably make tons of people happy given his recent efforts. I differ though. I liked all of his films with the exception of Lady in the Water and the most recent Airbender film. Yes I even liked The Happening.
Here is an exceprt of what M. Night said.
“I cannibalized the idea for the sequel to ‘Unbreakable’ for one of the ‘Night Chronicles,'” revealed Shyamalan.
“It was such a cool idea for a villain, and it was actually originally in the script for ‘Unbreakable,’ and it was too much,” he said of his reasons for excising the element that was intended to become “Unbreakable 2.” “There were too many villains, so I pulled this villain out and was like, ‘I’ll make this the second flick. I fleshed it out more and more, and thought, ‘This could be a standalone movie.”
I always thought that Unbreakable was one of the best films to come out in the last decade. I still stand by that.