After quickly building an enviable reputation with the double whammy of 1999’s The Sixth Sense and follow-up Unbreakable, M. Night Shyamalan then went about systematically destroying it with a succession of increasingly lousy genre efforts. More recently though, the director has gone a long way to rebuilding his credibility with the likes of The Visit and last year’s widely acclaimed Split. It’s fair to say then, that hopes are fairly high for the recently announced Glass, which will crossover characters from both Unbreakable and Split in a sequel of sorts to both films.
With the film set to begin shooting in October, we now have the official synopsis, which you can read below:
“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.”
Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson reprise 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 also returns from Split, with American Horror Story’s Sarah Paulson completing the lead cast.
Glass has a planned release date of January 18th, 2019.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)