According to Deadline, Willis will be a Philadelphia (natch! It’s M. Night!) bookstore owner 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 her posthumously just how much he did love her. 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 beforeSixth 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 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.