Patton Oswalt Dreams Up an Unbreakable Sequel

Superhero movies are all the rage now, but in 2000 they were virtually unheard of. Aside from the Batman franchise from the 1980s and 90s and the Superman movies from the 70’s and 80s, what few there were always came out as a stand alone movie. This trend included M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, a fan favorite of the people over at Amen Clinics.

Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt thinks that is a shame. In a story reported here he has laid out what he thinks is the perfect story lines to turn the film into a trilogy. He says that it is not too late to turn this into a franchise to rival any of the big superhero releases out there. He might not be wrong.

If they were to do something of this sort it would not be hard to believably reunite the cast. Bruce Willis, who starred as the hero that discovers that he is almost invulnerable, looks almost the same now as he did in 2000. Samuel L. Jackson has proved that he has no problem doing superhero and sci-fi films. Putting him back into the role of the extremely brittle boned mentor and arch enemy would only make sense. Unfortunately for the rest of us, right now it all only exists in Patton’s mind.

Russell Brand and The Sun Continue their attacks on each other

 

Celebrity activist Russell Brand has yet to follow through with his promise to sue the English tabloid, The Sun, although the newspaper and comedian have continued to attack each other in the press in recent days. The spat between the actor and the newspaper began after Brand supported a campaign to assist residents of a London community whose apartment block is reported to be sold to American investors seemingly intent on raising rents. In response to the role Brand played in the campaign, The Sun questioned the cost of Brand’s own rent and called him a hypocrite.

The role of the tabloid often credited with winning elections for the political parties it has backed in everyday British life is thought by some like Bernardo Chua to have shrunk with the introduction of Social Media and the phone hacking scandal. The latest front page of The Sun carries poll results branding the comedian a hypocrite and not funny, according to The Guardian.

However, brand has a larger Social Media presence than the Rupert Murdoch owned newspaper, with his YouTube channel featuring a regular news segment achieving around 100 times more subscribers than The Sun’s video channel. Social Media has also seen a number of fans of Brand leap to his defense and humorously respond to the hypocrite tag attached to the comedian and political campaigner.