Seems like Unbreakable writer/director M Night Shyamalan is keen to return to that universe… and we want it to happen so much!
Chatting with Collider, Shyamalan told how relevant and important to him the characters still are: “I love those characters and I love that world,” Shyamalan said.
“Of course, the whole world makes comic book movies now. At the time, it was completely novel. I remember when I made it, Disney was literally like, ‘Comic books?! There’s no market for comic books!’ That’s all they make now! It was a hilarious conversation. I remember it. I was like, ‘Maybe you’re right. Maybe nobody will come see comic book movies.’ They were like, ‘Those are people in little conventions who like comic books.’ And I was like, ‘But, I like comic books!’
“But the beauty of the world of Unbreakable is that you’re playing it for reality. It should never feel like a comic book movie. It feels like a straight-up drama. It’s real. You’re confronting the possibility that comic book characters were based on people that were real. That’s the premise, so the tone has to be super grounded. It would be cool.”
The original Unbreakable turned comic book conventions on their heads and is a movie that we insist you watch if you haven’t already as Bruce Willis is slowly convinced by Samuel L Jackson that he just may be a real superhero…