M. Night Shyamalan’s New Movie is a Mash-Up Sequel to Unbreakable and Split
Every time a *meh* movie by M. Night Shyamalan came out, we always thought, “Why doesn’t he go back and make a sequel to Unbreakable?” It’s one of his best movies and it only scratched the surface of what the world in which it took place could be like. When we saw David Dunn (Bruce Willis) pop up at the end of Split, we knew that it had to be more than just a nod-and-a-wink to fans and we were right because, not only is Shyamalan finally making a sequel to Unbreakable, it’s going to be a crazy mash-up sequel to Split, as well!
Here’s the announcement tweet from the man himself:
My new film is the sequel to #Unbreakable AND #Split. It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017
Shortly after Shyamalan’s big reveal, Universal released a comprehensive official announcement about the movie, which will be called Glass after the fragile-boned character in Unbreakable played by Samuel L. Jackson:
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.