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Learn What M. Night Shyamalan’s Proposed Bruce Willis Movie Is About!!

I am – Hercules!! According to Deadline Hollywood, the proposed M. Night Shyamalan movie to which Bruce Willis, Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Cooper are attached has this plotline:
Bradley Cooper would play a father on a desperate search for his missing child. It might stray into Taken terrain, but the father taps into some supernatural powers to aid the search.
The same piece indicates Universal has shown the most interest in the project, which Shyamalan ("The Last Airbender") would write and direct. Sounds good to me! I’m all charged up for more good Willis movies after seeing him pound bad guys in that new “Red” trailer. Find all of Deadline’s story discussing the matter here.
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  • June 25, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST

    sounds good

    by lord nobunga

  • June 25, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST


    by Fleet

    Sounds lame...

  • June 25, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST


    by JZM

  • June 25, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST


    by SirBiatchReturns

  • June 25, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST


    by lord nobunga

    sounds pretty good.

  • June 25, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Pass, thanks.

    by ErnestBorgNine

    Dude hasn't made a good movie yet.

  • June 25, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Red looks like the whole 9 yards

    by Bass Ackwards

    A little dissapointed to find out it was a comedy. The premise description had mr thinking something grittier. Oh well. And how can anyone still get excited about a Shylaman project?

  • June 25, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Get your finger out Bruce.

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    I wonder if he's got one more great movie in him? On the bloody, sweary, greatness level of Last Boy Scout.

  • June 25, 2010, 1:23 a.m. CST


    by MapMan

    This doesn't sound like an Unbreakable sequel to me. Fuck...

  • Sounds completely generic and tired to me!

  • June 25, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    two vauge s...entences.... Bitches.

    by Fleet

  • June 25, 2010, 1:26 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    In theory, this could still be an UNBREAKABLE sequel, but if that's not mentioned upfront, then probably not. <br> <br> ...unless that's the twist this time - you don't realize until later that this was the same character using his super powers to solve the case as a "hero for hire" or whatnot. <br> <br> Not holding my breath, though.

  • June 25, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    TWIST - It's not his kid.

    by V'Shael

    TWIST - The kid never existed. He's a mental patient.

  • June 25, 2010, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Could this be Unbreakable 2?

    by The_Lovely_Funkiness

    About as good as the odds of Super 8 being the Cloverfield prequel. 50/50

  • June 25, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST


    by The_Lovely_Funkiness

    You heard it here first.

  • June 25, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST


    by Cobb05

    I don't know if he uses supernatural powers to get revenge, but Horns by Joe Hill (which is a great book) is about a guy who wakes up with horns and has supernatural powers and kinda goes after the guy who killed his girlfriend. I'm guessing there will be a lot of people talking in an intense, whisper voice. Is Night going to play the guy who kidnapped the kid? And will it turn out the kid is really Jesus? And we'll find out that Bradley Cooper is a robot?

  • June 25, 2010, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Might this be...

    by california_mtz

    Unbreakable 2!!! Why not?!? Bruce Willis is a 'supernatural power' what with his unbreakable qualities.<br>I'd dig on an Unbreakable sequel!!!

  • June 25, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST


    by gutshot

    I am pretty sure his last two movies did not have a twist. shut the fuck up. god damn.

  • June 25, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST


    by Gorgomel

  • June 25, 2010, 2:17 a.m. CST


    by Prisoner_Zero

    Bradley Cooper is a kiddy fiddler and the "son" is a boy he kidnapped some years previously. Final shot is him with the kid over his shoulder, walking away from the burning remains of his successful rescue, licking his lips. Remember I called it.

  • June 25, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable 2 or Bust!

    by ganymede3010

    My gawd will he stop fucking around and make the bloody sequel already:)

  • June 25, 2010, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Will we ever see Bruce Willis actually ACT?

    by JethroBodine

    I've only ever seen fleeting glimpses of Bruce Willis ever even TRYING to act, and I'm pretty sure that what I saw was just a happy accident. He just movie-stars through his movies and that's all. If I thought he actually cared about what he was doing on screen then I might too. But don't get me wrong, he's not alone in his lack of giving a crap about how he's being received on screen. Yeah that's right, I'm lookin' at you Harvey Keitel, Harrison Ford, Bill Paxton, Ben Affleck and the rest of your ilk. Kaw-Liga the wooden cigar store Indian has more range of emotion than you.

  • June 25, 2010, 2:35 a.m. CST

    supernatural powers...bleh

    by Potatino

    This sounds like that it could be a strong enough story if handled properly without resorting to wishy washy supernatural powers. Maybe its just me jumping the gun but if you keep it simple and do it right I think this kind of story could have more emotional weight than if you get all strange with it. I think there is a danger that the strangeness might detract from the emotional heaviness of it. Anyway just my early thoughts on this. Hopefully its constructive to a degree.

  • June 25, 2010, 3:21 a.m. CST

    hmm twist idea

    by Potatino

    how about him having to make some sort of pact with the devil in order to get the supernatural powers needed to save his son and then we find out at the end it was orchestrated by the devil anyway and he had no choice or his choice wasn't a choice or some suchness. eh its an idea.

  • June 25, 2010, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Bradly Cooper

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    So the twist is he turns out to be an actor, the real Bradly Cooper, and at the end we are left wondering why on Earth he would settle for Renée Zellweger

  • June 25, 2010, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Evidently Xen11...

    by JethroBodine

    Evidently Xen11 likes his movies to star no-talent hacks. Remind me to send you a copy of the video I shot of your mom and I making you a brand new baby brother. ;-)

  • June 25, 2010, 3:40 a.m. CST

    And the twist is...

    by Johnny Wishbone was all a bad dream brought on by Brucie eating too much cheese before beddy-byes. Anyone else tired of Shyamalan writing, directing and starring in his own self-indulgent tripe?

  • June 25, 2010, 3:42 a.m. CST

    They Call Me Bruce

    by sardonia

    How this idea for a movie sound? "A man saunters into a ghetto Walmart. He uses his super powers to make all black people disappear. Jessie Jackson is zapped back to Earth via a flying saucer. Shows up at ghetto Walmart and takes picture of herpes infested cock in a $3 photo booth. Shoots a fat, greasy, salty load on the screen and uses his puckered anus to leave a hershey kiss on the seat." What do you guys think?

  • June 25, 2010, 4:04 a.m. CST

    This could easily be Unbreakable 2

    by Drsambeckett1984

    I really hope it is, Unbreakable is Shyamalan's greatest work, and it needs a sequel!

  • June 25, 2010, 4:28 a.m. CST

    The TWIST: the child is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    And it's actually the father who has been the target all along. Dum dum dum dum dum! (Then he's saved by a superhero who came to save the Earth, is the greatest genius and Most Supreme Uberhuman who has ever existed - and happens to have dark skin, a moronic crooked smile... and speaks like Apu.)

  • June 25, 2010, 4:50 a.m. CST


    by mattforce7

    rocky 5

  • June 25, 2010, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Sounds like Unbreakable 2..


    And that's the surprise ending. Undercover sequel.

  • June 25, 2010, 5:35 a.m. CST

    hype, hype, hype...comes out and sucks

    by thatswhatshesaid

    Not this time M. Night. I'll go see it if it gets good reviews, but no way I am getting all jazzed up for another one till you deliver again.

  • June 25, 2010, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Sounds good,

    by SwampDonkey

    I'll definitely grab the torrent of this.

  • June 25, 2010, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Shamalamadingdong = DOUCHEBAG

    by Mariusz

    This guy's a dick. Period. He needs to go back to India and become a yoga instructor or something. Whatever. Just STOP making movies, you chode!

  • June 25, 2010, 5:52 a.m. CST

    I wondered

    by Majereuk

    .. how long the game of 'guess the twist' would take to start. I'll guess the twist is that despite all sorts of clues, there is no twist. Sort of a 360 degree twist, if you like.

  • June 25, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST

    THE SIXTH SENSE 2? (Six Sense With A Vengeance?)

    by Necrobaal

    If Bradley Cooper's character is trying to get supernatural help, maybe it's SIXTH SENSE 2 and he gets dead Willis to help track his kid down. They could get Jeremy Iron's to come in and be the mental patient who killed him in the original movie's brother or even better the OG Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber!! AND Sam Jackson would be in it as the comedic action buddy. "Not even GOD knows what your doing!" "MCCLAINE!!!!!!"

  • June 25, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST


    by Horned One

    It sounds like a very cool idea. M. Night is one of the best movie-makers of the decade. Accept it and get over it haters.

  • June 25, 2010, 6:09 a.m. CST

    The Formula

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    A dysfunctional family. Check.<p>Confronts some element of the unknown/supernatural. Check.<p>With a shameless, forced and incongruous cameo. Check.<p>Leading to the twist. Check.<p>Dear M, it worked a couple times so far, but it's pretty busted by now.

  • June 25, 2010, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Sounds like a million other movies.

    by alienindisguise

    Demand more originality!!!!

  • June 25, 2010, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Here's the twist possibilities

    by corplhicks

    The missing kid is actually dead who doesn't know it who needs to complete his journey to heaven. So here bruce sees dead people. Another possibility is that it's Bruces son and he is a staunch anti religion or anti supernatural type who only believes in science. To save or find the kid a yoda or whoopie Goldberg type gets him to unlearn what he has learned. Another thought is that they are all dead and Bruce lost the soul of the kid before they all goto heaven he has to find the kid but the kid is prisoner by villain who killed them all. Last one is straight forward die hard meets unbreakable 2 meets taken the way only Bruce can do it. 10% humor 90% kick your ass!!! Oo rah!!

  • June 25, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    "Shyamalan should go back to India"

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Mariusz YOU are a fucking douchebag. What the hell does it matter where Shyamalan came from. He's earned the US economy millions. How much have you given the economy of your country? You're probably an unemployed loser living on welfare. Fucking putz.

  • June 25, 2010, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Sixth Sense II: Halloween BOO-galoo

    by Uncle Stan

  • June 25, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST

    The Sixth Sense 2

    by CelebritySkinnedDotCom

    Didn't Shyamalan have a "guy solves crimes with ouija board" concept? I'm betting it's a follow-up to The Sixth Sense, with Willis playing Malcolm again.

  • June 25, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    We need UNBREAKABLE 2

    by FlyingToupee

  • June 25, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Shyamalan supposed to do a Ouija Board movie?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Maybe this is that film.

  • June 25, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    This Sounds Like "So What" Time!!!

    by Media Messiah

    I don't care about this movie, and I don't want it. Nobody asked for this sure to be flop!!! Give us "Unbreakable 2"

  • June 25, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    I've been burned by Shyamalan too many times.

    by rbatty024

    I can't believe I watched his last three films, even The Happening. I'll think about seeing one of his films if The Last Airbender gets decent reviews. If not, then count me out.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST


    by RogueScribner

    M. Night was born in India, spent two weeks there, and then the rest of his life in the USA. But I'm so glad you are welcoming to legal immigrants to this country. Douche nozzle.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST


    by Sepulchrave


  • June 25, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    The Twist: There is no kid to begin with

    by mistergreen

  • June 25, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    JethroBodine: He did a great job in the 6th sense

    by mistergreen

  • June 25, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST


    by KoolerThanJesus

    At Willis' age don't you mean he's looking for his grandson?

  • June 25, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    He finds out the lost son he has been looking for


    is really himself

  • June 25, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable 2

    by fanboy71

    Bradley Cooper's character has his son kidnapped by some real bad guys and enlists the aid of David Dunn to get him back. If this is not Shamalan's idea right now, it should be!

  • June 25, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    The Twist is:

    by thepoohguy

    Bradley Cooper has gone forward in time, and his kid is actually Bruce Willis!

  • June 25, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    I hope Airbender rocks!

    by BilboRing

    I still think Shymalan has massive ability. I want him to pull through and get back to his Sixth Sense/Unbreakable/Signs groove. The Village was just OK to me. Never saw Lady in the Water. Had to turn off The Happening it was so bad.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Swamp Donkey

    by Medas360

    Torrent FTW. Ha.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    It's about fried shit on a stick...

    by KonkBob

    His best effort yet.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Aliens took the kid.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    And now Cooper has to to team up with plant life who are angry about all the crop circles. Mark Wahlberg is now a ghost hunter trying ao avenge his crazy brothers murder suicide. In the opening scene he's interregating a drug addicted Osment who is now working in a gay brothel. He must now track down a special tin foil helmet that's located in a secret village that time forgot. He and Cooper and Willis all team up after a feocious attack by grass dogs and realize that there not really angry at each other. It's Shamaladingdongs blood that they want for writing such rubbish. In a final twist they walk off set and beat the shot out of M.

  • June 25, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Plot thickens

    by mychuma

    As the talkbackers find twist after twist in this complex yet at the surface simple news item. I thought it was Unbreakable 2 until someone mentioned the ouija board. Hmmm...

  • June 25, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    The twist: Shamyalan saves the day as super Jesus


    Mr. Night: I think people should masturbate in private. I'm all for masturbation; I do it all the time. But when I masturbate I don't sell tickets for people to come and watch. That would be obscene.

  • June 25, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST


    by Anything But Tangerines

    have a go at that topic M

  • June 25, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Fuck gives us Unbreakable 2 !!! We need Willis in tights

    by bloodawn5

    Come on!! Come on!! Why cant we have Unbreakable 2? Or at leat the twist ending should be: Damn I am David Dunn now I remember (then Matrix style Fly scene ending) FUCK YEAH!!

  • June 25, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    I got it - Necrophilia

    by Anything But Tangerines

    It's called The Sixth Sensation

  • June 25, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    About as exciting as melba toast...

    by surfsup22


  • June 25, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Backdoor UNBREAKABLE Sequel...?

    by TheBLIGHT


  • June 25, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Sodomy, eh?

    by Anything But Tangerines

    a little tame don't you think?

  • June 25, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Justice League Crisis on 2 Earths is the best comicbook

    by UltraTron

    movie ever made. James Woods is Owlman. Wonderwoman does everything to superwoman except ram in the dildo after she submits. It's epic in ways we'll NEVER see live action... apparently. I mean we haven't seen anything approaching this live action. And how come these cartoon movies don't have to tell all the fuckn origin of every character? They assume you know who superman and wonderwoman are and get right to the action.

  • June 25, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    The doorknob rattles. Slowly pan to Bruce.

    by kabong

    Tight on Bruce. <P> Slowly pull out so we SEE Bruce and the doorknob. <P> Slowly TIGHT on Bruce. <P> Slowly CUT to doorknob CU. <P> Beat. <P> Another long and slow boring Beat. <p> Slowly doorknob turns. <P> CUT back to Bruce, slowly, slowly. <P> REPEAT beyond any dramatic utility.

  • June 25, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    So many people have forgotten

    by oisin5199

    what a brilliant, amazing, and emotional experience watching Sixth Sense in the theatre for the first time without knowing the twist. The awesome performances from Osment, Willis, and Colette, the mood, the pace. This, Unbreakable and 12 Monkeys were Willis' best films. I think this is a great idea for MNS, getting back to intimate stories about pain and loss.

  • June 25, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Sounds like


    typical Shamalama crap, i fucking hate his movies.

  • June 25, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST


    by PeanutButterSlut

    Was so stoked about this movie being about that when I read the headline. Bruce would have been perfect.

  • June 25, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Airbender Twist.

    by cookylamoo

    The Airbender and his entire world are little people who live in your garage.

  • June 25, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I'm already sick of Cooper.

    by thedarklinglord

    With any luck, Shyamalan will squeeze out another turd that will effectively flush Cooper's career down the crapper.

  • June 25, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Fine. Just don't add on a...

    by Jaka

    ...shock, twist, surprise ending. Just use these solid actors to tell a solid story and I'll be there.

  • June 25, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    It deals with the supernatural ability to make laughably bad fil

    by AzulTool

  • June 25, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST


    by shodan6672

    Right, because Keitel showed absolutely no acting ability in Taxi Driver. Think before you troll.

  • June 25, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    What bit of the zeitgeist is left for M.Night explore?

    by Royston Lodge

    Ghosts? Done.<p> Superheroes? Done.<p> Aliens and Crop Circles? Done.<p> Neo-Puritans? Done.<p> Fairy Tales? Done.<p> Anime? Done.<p> What's left for him to "reinvent"?

  • June 25, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Turns out he has to get back the kid...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...because when he does, he'll realize he's in a "place he made so they could meet again" and then they can "let go". Oh wait, that one's even too lame for Shyamalan... (And no, I myself will NEVER "let go" of my newfound Lost hate!)

  • June 25, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Well it sounds like shit to me.

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    I just don't trust Shyamalan anymore. He totally had me right up through Signs. I honestly don't understand why some people hate that film, I think it's brilliant. Well, aside from Shyamalan's crappy cameo of course.</p><p>But The Village just shit all over everyone. It was as if the screen turned into a giant sphincter and just erupted a tidal wave of diarhea all over the audience.</p><p>That mermaid movie was mostly shit as well. The spiky wolf things were kinda cool I suppose.</p><p>But then The Happening happened all over us and I just needed a fucking shower. As soon as people start getting chased by ritter fans, you have officially lost all creativity.</p><p>This just sounds like Cop Out all over again. Bruce doing the same shit others have done, with someone who doesn't know what the fuck they are doing. Bruce just needs to call him up and say "Shut the fuck up Shyamalan, you're out of your element."

  • June 25, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    The Village was flawed, but not shit.

    by Royston Lodge

    Plot holes you can drive a truck through, yes, but I still thought it was a pretty gripping thriller right up until the last 5 minutes.<p> And I really, really liked Lady in the Water. So there.<p> I never saw The Happening, due to the negative reviews.

  • June 25, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Well, and the whole "water kills aliens" thing...

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    Which admittedly is pretty retarded. That would be like us trying to take over a planet that frequently rained sulfuric acid without even bothering to wear clothes!

  • June 25, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by RETURN_of_FETT

    I just wish he would have actually made the film advertised in the trailer! That looked fucking amazing! But no, he decided to go the "completely retarded horseshit" route instead.

  • June 25, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by JethroBodine

    If you ask me Keitel was completely miscast in that role, he should have at BEST been cast as a walk-on or some other type of background character. THAT role (Sport) was the first time it actually dawned on me that he is/was truly a piss-poor actor. It was also the firs time I realized that someone could actually be miscast in a movie. All of the other major players in that film were aces, and I say that full well KNOWING that Cybill Shepherd is in that movie too, but Keitel almost ruined the whole damn thing single handedly. Do yourself a favor and re-watch every scene he's in and really pay attention and I think that if you're honest with yourself, and if you have any brains at all, you'll re-think your position. TROLL OUT~

  • June 25, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Everyone should see the Happening

    by G100

    It's Jawdropping!<p> <p>Mark Wahlberg get's into an acting competition with a pot plant and loses. You simply can't get any better than that.

  • June 25, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    The Twist is...

    by G100

    The Movie audience are all dead from boredom.

  • June 25, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge

    by nametaken

    smart move on your part in avoiding the Happening. i really expected a twist at the end to make up for the other 90 minutes or so but it never came.

  • June 25, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Sending Shamashit back to India...

    by Mariusz

    ... wasn't meant as a illegal-immigrant-rightwing-Arizona-rhetoric, dumbasses. It was rather meant as a "go back to India and try your hand at Bollywood since you've managed to fuck everything you touch in Hollywood" invitation. I could give a shit about that asshole anyway. He could retire for all I care. I haven't seen anything of his since the bullshit Village. I was done with that dickhead back then. As for you two Shamashit ass lickers (RogueScribner & BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole) simply go dig your faces further into his ass and keep enjoying the shit he puts out. Simple as that, chodes.

  • June 25, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Oh What An Original Idea

    by D o o d

    Mr Shayamalan! Bravo, now go shoot it so I can avoid it!

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  • June 26, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Spoiler: Bradley Cooper IS the missing child

    by JacksParasites

    Get it! It's a twist ending! Nobody will see it coming in a Shyamalan film! You heard it hear first.

  • June 27, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    I think M Night is predicting success...

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    a little too early with Airbender. If he thinks a studio is just gonna give him $100M for his half-hearted ideas anymore, he's mistaken.

  • June 27, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    I see...a terrible concept

    by secure214