Oct 13, 2008 12:47 PM EST
M. Night Shyamalan Considering Unbreakable Sequel
According to SciFiwire.com, M. Night Shyamalan has been considering doing a sequel to his film, "Unbreakable". He has reservations about the project, stating that he was hurt by the audience's mixed reaction to the first film.
"When the reaction was mixed, kind of a disappointment, I was pettily hurt, and I was like, 'God, I took so many incredible risks' and things like that," Shyamalan said.
He says that once he felt that way, the thought of making a sequel was bittersweet. While he was excited about his concept for the film, he says, "I felt really hurt, and I couldn't bring myself to write," he said. "It's literally like a relationship I have with the audience. ... And then, over the years, as it just grew and grew and grew, and people were like, 'You know, I really like that. That's actually my favorite movie, and I watch that all the time,' and on and on. I'll be on the street, and some kid will run across traffic with it in his backpack--he just is carrying it in his backpack--and he'll be running [saying], 'I can't believe it's you!' Will you sign my Unbreakable DVD?' And quoting the thing and all that stuff."
Years later, he says that the idea of writing the sequel is now "haunting him". "I want to write it right now, but I want to write it for the right reasons. I want a story to pop into my head that is organic and expressive of who I am. You know, these are all kind 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. It's just I need to go into therapy; I guess that's the end of that answer to this."
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