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Shyamalan ‘Cannibalized’ His Unbreakable 2 Concept For A Night Chronicles Film

Director M. Night Shyamalan contributed to the superhero film genre with Unbreakable, and it turned out to be one of his better efforts in the scheme of things. His new movie Devil kicks off what he hopes will be the Night Chronicles trilogy, however, and the third of those three films could end up using a concept he previously intended to feature in Unbreakable 2.

“I cannibalized the idea for the sequel to Unbreakable for one of the Night Chronicles,” Shyamalan told MTV News.

He admitted that he has yet to decide what he might eventually do instead for an Unbreakable sequel, but he called the movie one of his two favorites (along with The Village) out of everything he’s made.

“It was such a cool idea for a villain, and it was actually originally in the script for Unbreakable, and it was too much,” he explained. “There were too many villains, so I pulled this villain out and was like, ‘I’ll make this the second flick.'”

And now you’ll have a reason to watch Devil and the subsequent Night Chronicles installments, for better or worse.


  • WeaponX

    Actually Brian, I was looking forward to Devil because Shyamalan isn't soo involved.

  • Brian W

    He'd probably just contribute story to this one too, I'd think.

  • Kiel Phegley

    Here's what I don't get. Is this whole “Night Chronicles” thing supposed to be branded after his name? Because that takes a pair, man.

  • The_Fourth_Man

    I was recently at a free advance screening of Scott Pilgrim and before the movie they showed the trailer for Devil. The audience was kinda getting into the trailer until the words “based on an idea by M. Night Shyamalan” came onto the screen and then the audience let out a huge collective groan. If they're branding these movies on M. Night's name, they might want to reconsider they're marketing strategy.

  • murstang

    thats exactly how it went down at the advance Scott Pilgrim screening I was at…derisive laughter as soon as his name came out.