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Smell the hyperbole: M Night Shyamalan says writing Unbreakable 2 is scary and worrying

April 18th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Oh, M Night Shyamalan, you do love to create a bit of a to-do, don’t you?

For the record, we’re delighted the writer/director has found his footing again. And we’re even more delighted that, with his last movie, Split, he has finally returned to the universe of his movie Unbreakable.

Unbreakable saw Bruce Willis’ David Dunn, a man who couldn’t be hurt, facing off against Samuel L Jackson’s Mr Glass, a super villain who was almost brittle to the point of not being able to function in society.

Then, with Split, he introduced us to Kevin, a man with so many different personalities he was rarely the same person twice. And at the end of the movie he brought the two movies together in an exciting way that paved the road to Unbreakable 2… and now Shyamalan is writing it and seems to be struggling.

The writer/director’s latest Tweet (below) suggests that writing the script is an emotional and scary experience.


Whatever happens, we hope the terror pays off and gives us the sequel we’ve been waiting for since Unbreakable came out in 2000.

What do you think? Let us know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….