Master of creeps (sweeps and beeps), M. Night Shyamalan has scared the public for more than two decades with top-notch beach stories that make you age. But that was the end of To divide who got some of the loudest screams of his career. Not when he performed for the general public, however. It was then that the director shared the film’s shocking ending with Universal. So if you still haven’t seen To divide (which you should because it’s great) but still want to read this article, know that we’re going to ruin the ending. However, it’s also very likely that you don’t care at all. So, uh, reader, beware.
To divideThe surprising ending features the character of David Dunn (Bruce Willis), last seen in the Shyamalan movie Unbreakable, watching To divides after on television. The conclusion placed To divide in the broadest Unbreakable universe, which Shyamalan had been referring to for years. Speaking with the ReelBlend podcast, the director said that when Universal saw a Disney character (the Disney Touchstone imprint produced Unbreakable), they panicked.
“I’m going to see the president of Universal Studios, [the] marketing team, everyone is in the theater, ”said Shyamalan. “We turn off the lights and we play them To divide. They don’t know the ending they’re looking at. They didn’t even know I shot it because I didn’t even send them the dailies. The lights go out. They watch the whole movie. Then this scene happens and they are completely bewildered. “
“They look at me, and they say, ‘What are you saying? It’s a Disney movie! ‘ And I say, “Everything is fine. We have permission to do so! ‘ Can you imagine You’re the studio president, and the guy shows you it’s a sequel to a movie from another studio?
According to Shyamalan, this scene was not in the script, which means he sold the photo to them without mentioning the ending. It wasn’t until after the movie ended that he and his brother Bruce decided to go to Philly for three hours and shoot:
When I wrote this film, I didn’t put the end scene. I put it back in the studio without that end scene. We shot it without that end scene. We previewed it without that end scene. And then the best part was, I said, ‘Let’s go.’ Let me call Bruce up and say, ‘Hey man, would you just come over to Philly for, like, three hours and shoot this thing for me? And he was like, ‘Why, what?’ And I was like, ‘Well, I made this movie, and it’s kind of unbreakable in the world. I don’t know if we will ever shoot a sequel. Do you just want to come for three o’clock, my brother? And he was like, ‘Yeah, yeah. I will come.’ “
The twists keep coming because the last of Shyamalan, Old woman, is currently the number one film in America. So it’s safe to assume that Universal forgives him the fear.