On November 22, 2000 M. Night Shyamalan introduced us to David Dunn. David Dunn played by Bruce Willis was an ordinary man who struggled with his day to day life and went on a train trip to conduct an interview. While on this trip the train had an accident and was the sole survivor that killed 131 people and he walked away without a scratch on him. With the help of Elijah Price played by Samuel L. Jackson is an obscure character who approaches Dunn with a seemingly far fetched theory behind it all.
Unbreakable was made with a budget of 75 million and made $95 million in return domestically and $153 million in the forign market. With the success of this the sequel has been in limbo for the last 15 years. In a recent interview with IGN Shyamalan was asked if he would consider bringing unbreakable to the small screen:
“Could you do a six-episode Unbreakable series on Netflix or HBO? Yeah! That’s cool. I even had an idea of doing a story that goes in one form, and a second part that’s in another form, and a third one’s in a different form. You never do the same form. It would be like, movie, then, let’s say, cable, to TV, whatever, and then a play; it goes straight online, and it finishes like that. It’s in four different forms, and it never goes back to the old one. It could be kind of cool.”
With the increase of online media exclusives/original such as The House of Cards, Orange is the new black (Netflix) and Transparent (Amazon Prime) why wouldn’t this be a good thing and I hope we get to see what happens next.
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