Director M. Night Shyamalan has started development on his upcoming film Glass, which will continue the stories he started with Unbreakable and Split. It’s pretty exciting to see that Shyamalan is actually able to make this happen! That twist ending at the end of Split when we saw Bruce Willis as David Dunn sitting in the coffee shop completely floored me! That was so freakin’ cool!
Earlier this year, director M. Night Shyamalan returned to theaters with his brand new film Split, which offered a different type of twist ending for fans, as a post-credit scene revealed the film takes place in the same universe as his 2000 feature film, Unbreakable. Now, Shyamalan has taken to Twitter to announce that his next project will be a film colliding the two films and will be titled Glass.
“Finished the new script,” the writer-director wrote online. “It’s taken 17 years but I can finally answer the #1 question I get, ‘Are you making a f#&@ing sequel to Unbreakable or what?’ My new film is the sequel to Unbreakable AND Split. It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.”
MGM’s remake of Death Wish has been troublesome for the studio ever since they brought Bruce Willis on to star. Writer/director Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, The Grey, Smokin’ Aces) left the project because he didn’t agree with that casting, and since then, the movie has gone through multiple directors who can’t seem to agree with the studio about the direction of the film. But it appears the studio won’t let this one go, because they’ve brought on yet another director to try to bring the movie to life. Continue reading
After languishing in development for several years, Paramount and MGM’s long-awaited Death Wish remake is finally moving forward. Deadline reports that Bruce Willis has signed on to star, with Israeli filmmakers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) coming aboard to direct. Paramount and MGM will distribute the remake, which hopes to get production started this summer. Continue reading
20th Century Fox is moving forward with Die Hard 6, and they have some very interesting plans on how they want to approach it. Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura is working on developing the project with director Len Wiseman, who will most likely end up directing it. Wiseman helmed 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard, which wasn’t the best film in the franchise, but still managed to entertain.
The news comes from Deadline, which also offers up some details on the plot of the film. As of right now, the working title of the sequel is Die Hard: Year One, and it will give us an origin story of John McClane, which kind of weird because many consider Die Hard as John McClane’s origin story.
The film will be set in 1979, when McLane was fighting crime as a New York City cop. It will show how he “became a ‘die hard’ kind of guy.” Bruce Willis will reprise his role in the film but in the later part of the story which will take place in the present. That’s how the movie will be both a prequel and sequel.
This wouldn’t be the first time McClane’s early years have been the subject of a story. From 2009 to 2010, Boom! Studios published a comic book also called Die Hard: Year One. The story was set in New York during the 1976 bicentennial. Of course he had to take on a group of violent terrorists. That comic was followed up by another one that was set during the 1977 New York blackout. The story that Wiseman and Di Bonaventura are developing, though, will be an original story.
The last time we saw Willis as McClane was in 2013’s A Good Day to Die Hard, which really wasn’t all that good. Hopefully this next sequel will turn out a lot better. What are your thoughts on the direction they are looking to take this new sequel?
If there’s one M. Night Shyamalan movie I would kind of be excited about, it would be a sequel to his comic book inspired film, Unbreakable. I loved that movie, and I’m surprised that we still have yet to see a sequel. During an interview with Collider, the director was asked if he ever thinks about continuing the adventures of David Dunn (Bruce Willis), who becomes an unlikely superhero when he discovers that he’s virtually indestructible. This is what he said: Continue reading