M. Night Shyamalan Would Like to Make an ‘Unbreakable’ TV Series
Not long ago, comedian/actor/genius Patton Oswalt revealed his detailed plan for two more films to form an Unbreakable trilogy. As it turns out, director M. Night Shyamalan isn’t exactly interested in making a film trilogy, but he is definitely interested in continuing the story that began with his film, originally released in 2000.
Shyamalan’s Unbreakable featured Bruce Willis as a man who discovers he cannot be physically hurt, with Samuel L. Jackson in an opposing role as a fragile man whose bones break extremely easily. The film serves as a sort of superhero/super villain origin story, and many viewers were left wanting to know what happened between the two men once the credits rolled.
In an interview with IGN, Shyamalan, who’s producing the new FOX series Wayward Pines, was asked if he felt TV might be the right medium to continue the Unbreakable story. The director seemed more than open to the idea:
As a way continue the story, yes. That would [interest me]. I really love where we are. Could you do a six-episode Unbreakable series on Netflix or HBO? Yeah! That’s cool. I even had an idea of doing a story that goes in one form, and a second part that’s in another form, and a third one’s in a different form. You never do the same form. It would be like, movie, then, let’s say, cable, to TV, whatever, and then a play; it goes straight online, and it finishes like that. It’s in four different forms, and it never goes back to the old one. It could be kind of cool.
Should any network be interested in an Unbreakable series, it looks as though Shyamalan would be more than happy to discuss it. A six-episode miniseries would be the perfect length, forcing the director to work within the confines of a pre-determined space. It’s not an official announcement or anything, but there’s hope for Patton Oswalt yet.