Over the last few years, M. Night Shyamalan has somewhat lost favor with movie critics and fans alike, due to a string of films that failed to live up to the standards set by his earlier works. It’s actually kind of sad that there are people nowadays who are railing on the director mainly because they haven’t seen The Sixth Sense or Unbreakable yet, the two films that made Shyamalan one of the most exciting talents in Hollywood at the time.
M. Night Shyamalan seems to remember this, which is why he is now discussing the possibility of a sequel to Unbreakable, suggesting that it may happen sooner rather than later.
“It’s getting closer,” he said in an interview with Collider. “Slowly I’m getting a story in my head that I feel like is able to tell what I’m feeling right now.”
“It’s the story of a guy who kind of wakes up with a little grey feeling in the morning,” continues the director. “I love that character. It’s something that I feel and I want to talk more about that character.”
Another good thing is that Shyamalan seems to have learned his lesson with The Last Airbender, suggesting that a sequel is not likely to happen this early in the game, due to the sheer scope required by the franchise:
“Those are costly movies to make and they take a lot of time,” he said of the critical flop. “I made After Earth, which took a long time, so it kind of took that two-and-a-half to three-year period. So, I’m trying to sit down and see if I want to do a really small movie next.”