Patton Oswalt’s Idea for an ‘Unbreakable’ Trilogy Is Actually Pretty Great
Say what you will about M. Night Shyamalan, but the director delivered a few good movies before many people seemed to tire of his twist-y schtick. Unbreakable is one of those movies: a superhero and super-villain origin thriller with an ending that was kind of perfect—it left us wanting more while simultaneously leaving us averse to the idea of a sequel that might water down the concept. We’re not the only ones intrigued by the notion of a sequel. Comedian Patton Oswalt isn’t just into the idea, but he has a detailed plan for a whole Unbreakable trilogy, and it sounds pretty awesome.
Last year, Shyamalan himself indicated a lingering interest in an Unbreakable sequel, and if he needs some ideas, he should just go to Oswalt, who sat down with Screen Junkies for their Dream Sequels feature. During the video above, Oswalt basically pitches his ideas for two Unbreakable sequels: Unbreakables and Broken.
In the first sequel, Samuel L. Jackson’s Mr. Glass is still confined in an asylum, picking up where the first film left off. Meanwhile, Bruce Willis’ David Dunn would begin to discover the other Unbreakables that Mr. Glass had been locating around the world. Dunn would set about basically building his own superhero tea, similar to the Justice League.
In the third film, Broken, Mr. Glass has been recruiting some super villains while in the asylum, and upon his release he begins formulating a plan to steal Dunn’s blood so he himself can become an Unbreakable.
These are definitely some awesome concepts, and while Shyamalan has expressed ongoing interest in an Unbreakable sequel, the director continues to pile up projects that may get in the way of that ever happening.