M. Night Shyamalan reveals The Beast as a child in Unbreakable


M. Night Shyamalan revealed to IMDb recently, that Kevin Wendell Crumb (a.k.a. The Beast) actually made an appearance by accident in Unbreakable.

M. Night Shyamalan is certainly full of surprises. Anyone who has watched his movies knows this to be true. However, in a recent video the director revealed another twist perhaps one that he didn’t even see coming.

In a fun session with IMDb, Shyamalan sat down with Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy to play a 6 degrees of separation type game. Each of them had to figure out their connections to one another. Fans of The Kingsman and X-Men series will recognize that both McAvoy and Jackson have worked with Matthew Vaughn.

Jackson, obviously for his turn as Valentine in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Prior to working together in the upcoming Glass, Jackson and McAvoy were connected through a mutual director. McAvoy partnered with Vaughn for 2011’s X-Men: First Class where he played the younger version of Charles Xavier.

Bruce Willis and Sam Jackson also worked together prior to their roles as David Dunn and Elijah Price. In 1995, the two actors paired up for John McTiernan in Die Hard with a Vengeance.

The biggest news came when M. Night Shyamalan talked about a small sequence in Unbreakable. There is a scene where David Dunn is in a crowd. A woman with a small child in tow, hustles by him and bumps into his arm.

She continues on her way but we see Dunn hesitate after the touch and slightly turn his body. We all know that Bruce Willis’ character can “see” evil in people. According to Shyamalan, he felt that the woman was abusing her son.

That little boy turned out to be the basis for Kevin Wendell Crumb. Fans of the director also are aware of the fact that Crumb was in the initial outline for Unbreakable. That is the part that stayed. In Shyamalan’s words:

"“One little bit stayed, by mistake. It was a reference to a mom who abuses her kid. He (Dunn) bumps a woman in Unbreakable. I just kind of kept it because I loved it. It kind of just dissolved into its own thing. It’s really a remnant of the fact that they were together. Like what you are seeing is that little bit of connection between the two.”"

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Wow! Who knew? That is something to keep in mind when you go to see Glass on Jan. 18.

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