Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 69%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Second Star Wars Anthology Film Reportedly About Boba Fett
And it still needs a director
Will Poulter Is Pennywise The Clown
In Cary Fukunaga's new take on Stephen King's It
New Images Of The Force Awakens' Adam Driver And Lupita Nyong'o
Plus news on Episode VIII's shooting plans
John Wick 2 Officially A Go
The hate-trick, reloaded
Final San Andreas Trailer Rocks In
Dwayne Johnson rolls with it
Sela Ward Playing The US President In Independence Day 2
Hail to the chief; watch for the aliens
David Fincher's Video Synchronicity Heads For HBO
A new comedy set in the world of music video production
Louis C.K. Says I'm A Cop
He's directing and starring in the indie comedy
Caleb Landry Jones And Rory Culkin Are Lords Of Chaos
For director Jonas Akerlund
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Spoiler Podcast
Featuring Joss Whedon and Paul Bettany
David Ayer Posts A First Look At The Suicide Squad Cast In Costume
First a Joker. Now a bunch of goons...
Red Dwarf Returning For Two New Series
Dave heads back to Dave in 2016 and 2017
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 April 2015
New Posters For M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit
Update: The trailer has crept online too.
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Red 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
After Earth (2013)
Empire Star Rating
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Fire With Fire (2013)
Empire Star Rating
A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Bruce Willis & M. Night Shyamalan Reunite For Labor Of Love
But not Unbreakable 2, sadly...

30 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Bruce-Willis-&-M-Night-Shyamalan-Reunite-For-Labor-Of-Love

We’ve noticed Bruce Willis’ recent run of films that all seem to fall under the action thriller category and wondered if he’d ever get out of the genre again. It seems he’s now taken the hand of his Sixth Sense/Unbreakable writer-director M. Night Shyamalan and hopped instead to drama with Labor Of Love.

According to Deadline, Willis will be a bookstore owner in Philadelphia (natch! It’s M. Night!) who loses the love of his life in a tragic accident. Never big on words, he becomes haunted by the notion that he never properly told his wife how much he loved her. Since she once asked if he would walk across the country for her, he decides to show his devotion posthumously by proving it. That trek leads from Philly to Pacifica in California, which was her favorite place.

The director, who could use a boost himself after disappointments like The Last Airbender and last year’s After Earth, has dug into his archives for the script, one of the first he sold back even before The Sixth Sense hit. Fox snapped it up then, but it lingered in limbo until more recently, when Denzel Washington expressed an interest.

Now, though, with financing from Bruce’s pals at Emmet/Furla/Oasis, who are negotiating to take it off of Fox’s hands, it's nearly ready to sell the rights at the Berlin Film Festival market. Assuming it all works out and the film gets made, expect the number of questions about what this means for an Unbreakable sequel to skyrocket.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Billy Bob Thornton On For The Entourage Movie
He'll play a billionaire
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

It sounds promising... but then Shyamalan's projects do - until you actually watch it. Which is mean, but y'know... look at the last few movies he's made. I'll pass this time. More

Posted by ASparePocket at 11:38 on 02 February 2014 | Report This Post

no thanks
sounds quite good and i always like an original screenplay but there've been no good movies from this guy since Signs (which was only half good) i'm amazed people keep giving him the green light. Bruce was always one to try something new but he's made too much crap recently too More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 06:55 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

Honestly, it DOES look promising. But with the world most bloated director doing this, I'll probably pass. More

Posted by Darren47 at 23:32 on 29 January 2014 | Report This Post

Oh, awesome! The most worthless director and the most arrogant has-been star together again. Pass. More

Posted by Gator MacReady at 22:47 on 29 January 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Updated! Stan Lee’s Marvel-lous Cameos – Now With Even More Cameos
From Daredevil to... Daredevil?

11 Of The Silliest Sesame Street Film Parodies
From Aveggies: Age Of Ultron to Big Birdman (and back again)

Astonishing Movie Star Music Video Cameos
Hiccup, Rhodey and Spidey join the party

Podcast #158: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox
The Vision vs. Daredevil

Daredevil Season 1 Spoiler Podcast - Featuring Charlie Cox
The team discuss and dissect the Marvel / Netflix show

Richard Armitage Bids Farewell To The Hobbit
On goat-riding, keepsakes and saying goodbye to Thorin

Empire's Jurassic World Covers Unveiled
You're going to hear her roar

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire Digital Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)