Date: 6th December 2000

No Unbreakable Trilogy In Shyamalan's Future Plans

M. Night Shyamalan has dismissed rumors that his current film, Unbreakable, is actually the first part of a trilogy.

In an interview with the online edition of Britain's Empire magazine, Shyamalan remarked, "I'm definitely not the kind of guy who wants to do sequels or be known for just one type of movie. I want each movie to be very, very original, the most original movie you can think of." Reports of a possible trilogy were touched off by comments made by Unbreakable star Bruce Willis on Nov. 6, when he remarked during a chat on the Yahoo! Web site, "Unbreakable is the first part of a trilogy of films. I can't tell you about the others, but we're supposed to do two more. You'll understand how it lends itself to a continuing story."

Shyamalan did not rule out a possible sequel, commenting that if he was to do another film with the same characters in Unbreakable, "then it would have to be a whole revisiting of the idea in a different way. But I have no plans for that right now. It's certainly not going to be the next movie."

Source: Studio Briefing