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EXCLUSIVE: Shyamalan talks The Visit, filmmaking and 'minimalistic' idea for Unbreakable 2

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Jan 14, 2019, 2:03 PM EST (Updated)

With M. Night Shyamalan prepping to debut his new film The Visit in a few months, we caught up with the director at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about it — and a whole lot more.

Shyamalan said The Visit, a found-footage flick that focuses on two kids who visit their grandparents and learn there are some terrifying things going on in that house, is “the scariest movie” he has ever made in his career. He’s always had a penchant for mixing genres, and there’s a lot of that here, but Shyamalan equated the film to a thriller that devolves into straight-up horror.

The project is framed around a documentary being shot by a 15-year-old girl, who is trying to tell a story about her family. Which is going great until all hell breaks loose at grandma and grandpa’s farmhouse. Shyamalan talks about the freedom (and challenge) of casting unknowns in virtually every role, and how he hopes the cast members might resonate like other young characters in his previous films.

Last but not least, we asked Shyamalan about the chances we’ll get an Unbreakable sequel. Sadly, we’re not much closer to actually getting a return trip, but Shyamalan did say he’s been thinking of ways that a sequel could work. Hint: Don’t expect something like Marvel or DC.

Check out our full interview below and let us know what you think:

The Visit opens Sept. 11.