Hey folks, Harry here with more on M Night Shyamalan and the future of his various endeavors. Now here's the thing... if you listen to these radio reports about Bruce Willis allegedly in negotiations on a follow-up to UNBREAKABLE... well, as much as I'd like that... think about it for a second. A couple days ago we ran a story about M. Night and the possibility of an UNBREAKABLE sequel that would involve Bruce, but not Samuel L Jackson... Well these radio reports reflect that. Then the voice clip of Willis could very well simply be some useful researcher pulling soundbytes from the time of UNBREAKABLE's initial release when everyone was talking of a trilogy. Time will tell to be sure, but take it all as rumor for now....
KROQ just reported on their entertainment report that Bruce Willis is negotiating to star in a follow up to Unbreakable. DAAMN that would be sweet. They jsut mentioned him and said nothing 'bout Sam "THE BADDEST MUTH FUCKA ON EARTH" Jackson. Thought you would like to hear that.
Call me BROKE!
and this one....
thought you may like to know that a Los Angeles radio station reported this morning that Bruce Willis was currently in negotiations to film Unbreakable 2. They played a clip of him talking about it, but it sounded like it was grabbed from the press junket of the 1st one. They said nothing of Sam Jackson coming back.
WORD TO BIG BIRD
Meanwhile, it seems the 'conversation with M Night' that Stryder sent us the other day was nothing more than a short '10 minute DVD promotional interview... Seems that this is M. Night's latest stump speech....
And from the dark jungles of Mushamboo, a viscous mercenary arose. His name...The Creeper. This time I have some info from M. Night regarding some pretty cool projects. I had the chance to talk with him (briefly....he was pulled after about 10 minutes) about the Unbreakable DVD set that was just released.
Signs: Mel was a last minute addition to film. M. Night had in mind an older actor for the lead character. He was looking at Paul Newman (who said he wasn't interested) or Clint Eastwood (who had scheduling conflicts). When those two were "no-go's" M. Night dropped the age of the character a bit. "Mel was a natural after Mr. Newman declined. They have the same kind of haunted eyes."
Official Indiana Jones word: "I was never contacted formally to do the project, I did publicly express interest, but nothing really ever came to fruition. I have talked with all of them besides George (lucas), and it sounds exciting. They have their ideas and I of course as a fan, have ideas of how they should do it. They will get it done, I just don't think it will be completed for some time. It will probably be the biggest film ever made, I think it would even topple Star Wars and Titanic at this point."
The grand finally....... '
Unbreakable 2: "I have been in contact with the studio about this. Initially they declined a sequel because the film did not really perform like the Sixth Sense. Although, that film performed beyond expectations and they didn't think it would do to well at all, so I don't really understand the logic there. But after the success of the DVD set, they are a little more receptive to the idea. I was always kind of mixed about the prospect of doing a sequel but I had always had little treatments here and there I had jotted down while I was making the first."
"I had actually cut from the film and DVD Deleted Scenes, an alternate ending that was just incredibly open for a another chapter. I would like to see Bruce exploring his powers a bit more, perhaps even becoming over eager to use them. I have talked with him about it and he said he would love to return to the character. Sam, however, has so much going on, I am not sure if we could get him or not. I love the idea of bringing Sam back and having him take in another villain, and train him to do the things he is not capable of doing because of his disability. He would use the pages of his comics to construct the villain himself. Those characters are all so wonderful, it would be cool. But you never know, one day they say no and I say "Ahh come on" and the next day it's the other way around."'
This was the first time, M. Night has ever sounded receptive to the idea. He talks about so many ideas and films he would like to do that, while great to read, leaves me to wonder: Is he an eager film buff anxious to try anything, or is he stringing us along as if we are in his world, his plot, and his direction. One never knows.
The Creeper WILL....return.