M. Night Shyamalan announces Unbreakable and Split sequel Glass for 2019
Earlier this year, director M. Night Shyamalan returned to theaters with his brand new film Split, which offered a different type of twist ending for fans, as a post-credit scene revealed the film takes place in the same universe as his 2000 feature film, Unbreakable. Now, Shyamalan has taken to Twitter to announce that his next project will be a film colliding the two films and will be titled Glass.
“Finished the new script,” the writer-director wrote online. “It’s taken 17 years but I can finally answer the #1 question I get, ‘Are you making a f#&@ing sequel to Unbreakable or what?’ My new film is the sequel to Unbreakable AND Split. It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.”
Shyamalan went on to confirm that Bruce Willis will return as David Dunn along with James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb and his multiple identities, Anya Taylor-Joy will return as Casey Cooke, and Samuel L. Jackson is back as Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass, for the feature film.
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 will arrive in theaters on January 18, 2019.
Released in 2000 (by none other than Walt Disney Pictures), Unbreakable brought in $248 million at the worldwide box office upon release with fans clamoring for a sequel ever since. Split debuted this past January and brought in $274 at the worldwide box office.