Glass: M. Night Shyamalan Announces Unbreakable Sequel


Director M. Night Shyamalan has announced on his twitter page today that his next film will be the sequel to his 2000 feature Unbreakable titled Glass.

 

SPOILERS FOR THOSE THAT HAVE NOT WATCHED SPLIT BELOW…..

 

The film will also work as a sequel aswell to Shyamalan’s latest hit Split, which had made over $274m worldwide on a $9m budget, focusing on a group of girls being abducted by Dennis, one of the twenty-three split personalities inhabiting the body of Kevin Wendell Crumb who suffers from severe dissociative identity disorder.

 

Unbreakable focused on Security Guard David Dunn, who just happens to be the soul survivor of a catastrophic train crash outside Philadelphia, which has taken the lives of 132 passengers. Not only is David the sole survivor of the crash, he comes out completely unharmed. Soon a comic book specialist named Elijah Price contacts David and confronts him with a seemingly far fetched theory behind it all that soon becomes more clear.

M. Night Shyamalan revealed that Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy are to star in the sequel, which sees him also teaming up again with Blumhouse Productions and Universal.

 

While the news won’t come as a surprise about a sequel to Unbreakable and Split, I can’t help but get excited for Glass. It’s no secret that I loved Shyamalan’s Unbreakable (and still consider it to be his best film) and while on it’s own I liked Split, I’m very interested to see how the McAvoy’s character were fare on screen with Willis’s Kevin Dunn and Jackson’s Mr. Glass. I’m very curious however to see how Anya Taylor Joy’s Casey Cooke will fit into the narrative of the sequel.

 

Glass is scheduled for cinematic release on the 18th January 2019.

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