M. Night Shyamalan is in talks to re-team with his “The Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable” star Bruce Willis for “Labor Of Love” at Emmett/Furla/Oasis.
The script is one of the very first screenplays that Shyamalan sold almost twenty years ago and, unlike his later stuff, there’s no supernatural element. At the time Fox didn’t want to make it because Shyamalan wanted to direct.
Willis will play a Philadelphia book store 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 by walking from Philadelphia to Pacifica in California.
Shyamalan, Ashwin Rajan, Randall Emmett and George Furla are producing. Filming aims to begin mid-September in Philadelphia.