M. Night making Unbreakable 2, but as a Night Chronicles film

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Dec 14, 2012

If you're an M. Night Shyamalan fan who's been waiting to see the long-promised Unbreakable sequel, well ... we're not sure how you're going to feel about this. On the plus side, M. Night had an idea for Unbreakable 2 that he's excited about and that's going to be made into a film.

On the non-plus side, he decided to take that idea and turn it into the next "Night Chronicles" film. Chronicle films, as you may or may not know, are films based on M. Night's ideas that other people write and direct, such as the upcoming devil-in-an-elevator movie called, naturally enough, Devil.

Shyamalan explained the whole thing to MTV:

"I cannibalized the idea for the sequel to 'Unbreakable' for one of the 'Night Chronicles,'" revealed Shyamalan.

"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 said of his reasons for excising the element that was intended to become "Unbreakable 2." "There were too many villains, so I pulled this villain out and was like, 'I'll make this the second flick.'"

However, as the filmmaker got caught up in other projects and "Unbreakable 2" became less likely, the seed of that idea still managed to grow.

"I fleshed it out more and more, and thought, 'This could be a standalone movie,'" he said. "I'll just say it: the third 'Night Chronicles' movie is what would have been the sequel [to 'Unbreakable']. So now I need to come up with a new idea."

Well, at least it's not a film based on The Village 2.

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