M. Night Shyamalan has tweeted a picture that announces the beginning of production on Glass, the director’s sort-of sequel to both Unbreakable and last year’s Split, noting that the film is “…Seventeen years in the making.”
Shooting began in Philadelphia on Monday, coinciding with the news that Disney is joining with Universal to distribute the film, with Universal handling a US release and Buena Vista distributing internationally.
Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star in Glass, reprising their respective Unbreakable roles of David Dunn and Elijah Prince aka Mr. Glass, while James McAvoy will return as Split’s ‘The Beast’. Fast-rising genre star Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) also returns from Split, with American Horror Story’s Sarah Paulson completing the lead cast.
Following the conclusion of SPLIT, GLASS finds David Dunn pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
Jason Blum and Shyamalan are producing alongside Ashwin Rajan, Marc Bienstock and Steven Schneider.
Glass has a planned release date of January 18th, 2019.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)