M. Night Shyamalan confirmed yesterday what fans have been speculating for months!
His next film will be a sequel to both Unbreakable and Split, titled Glass set in a world where mundane people develop supernatural abilities, not unlike they do in superhero comic books.
The film will star Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy reprising their roles as David Dunn, Mr. Glass, Kevin and Casey Cooke respectively. Universal Pictures and Blumhouse are producing and the film, which will be released on Jan. 18, 2019.
The title of the new film appears to be derived from Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price character in Unbreakable — also known by his nickname Mr. Glass.
The story of Glass will follow the conclusion of Split with Dunn pursuing McAvoy’s 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.”
Producers are Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced Split and The Visit for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.
Unbreakable was released in 2000 and grossed nearly $250 million worldwide. Willis portrayed a security guard who survives a train crash and learns with the help of Jackson’s comic book store owner that he possesses superhuman powers.
Split made for $9 million, has been a surprise success for Universal with $275 million in worldwide box office. McAvoy portrayed a victim of childhood abuse diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder who kidnaps and imprisons three teenage girls.
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