Over the years, filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan’s penchant for twist endings went from being his signature move to the butt of jokes. But he had the last laugh earlier this year when his latest film, Split, revealed itself in its final moments to be set in the same world as his 2000 hit Unbreakable.
And when fans realized that Shyamalan had just snuck a sequel to the film by them, they quickly wanted to know what was next. Well, while we know that he is prepping to start production on the film in just a few weeks, Shyamalan is certainly not about to let too much of anything out about the film. Case in point, the first official synopsis released for that next installment, Glass, that was released this weekend. Does it really tell us anything we didn’t already know or surmise? Nope. He’s keeping his cards close to his vest. And that’s just fine with me. As a fan of Unbreakable who has been hoping that Shyamalan would be returning to this world since the original film’s opening weekend, I am just excited that this project is happening. And if he is back to his more classic film making fighting form than I am content to just wait for the film.
M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s UNBREAKABLE and last year’s SPLIT—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: GLASS. From UNBREAKABLE, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from SPLIT are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.
Following the conclusion of SPLIT, GLASS finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.
Glass begins shooting next month for a January 18, 2019 release.