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M. Night Shyamalan Teases His Sequel to 'Split'

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell Spoiler warning. If you haven't seen Split, and plan to, don't read on.

The end of M. Night Shyamalan's Split threw fans for a loop, particularly those who have seen his early 2000s film Unbreakable, starring Bruce Willis as David Dunn. While fans have been calling for a sequel for years, Shyamalan has completely caught them all off guard, and it seems he's ready to go for the next film.

I have an 11 page outline for my next film in my bag. I can’t tell you what it is, but If you’ve seen #Split

— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) February 4, 2017

That's a pretty firm confirmation. Speaking on the HappySadConfused podcast recently, Shyamalan said that "I think so. I think it's the next thing," when asked whether the Split sequel is his next film.

“I have a pretty detailed outline of like beats, scenes. It’s very long, which is worrying me, but I don’t see how we can—probably by its nature it needs to be kind of epic. The storyline that I’ve thought through feels very intricate.

"“My thought bubble would be—again don’t hold me to this—but Elijah never got out of the institution. He was just a guy who believed this, but David doesn’t quite 100% believe it that way, he just thinks that he is particularly meant to do this and is kind of faded a little bit. Like this idea of comic books that Elijah was saying the comic book world is based on reality, that it’s real—there’s no other evidence for this. It’s this crazy guy who has this bone disorder who’s in an insane asylum. But then this comes up and he’s like, ‘Oh my God, he’s right.’”

That won't make any sense to those who haven't seen Unbreakable, but again, its a good sign as to what's next for the director, who seems to have finally found his form again. Shyamalan plans on bringing McAvoy, Willis, and Samuel L Jackson back for the next one.


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