One of the biggest surprises of 2017 so far has to be M. Night Shyamalan's triumphant return from the abyss of bad movies with Split. It was an intense, suspenseful horror experience, and James McAvoy gave one of the best performances of his career as a man who suffers from multiple personality disorder with 23 different personas. However, the biggest surprise of the movie, as with any Shyamalan film, was the twist at the end that revealed the movie to be a stealth sequel to Shyamalan's acclaimed 2000 film, Unbreakable.
After the film's big release, it was revealed that Shyamalan has plans to create a cinematic universe surrounding #Unbreakable and #Split, continuing the franchise with an upcoming film called Glass, named after Unbreakable's villain, Mr. Glass. After many months of anticipation, the synopsis has finally been released online for the public, revealing a plot that will pit Bruce Willis's David Dunn with McAvoy's Beast. Check it out below:
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.
According to the synopsis, it would seem that David Dunn is continuing the heroic career that he started back in Unbreakable, trying to pursue the Beast and stop him from murdering any other innocent people. Anya Taylor-Joy is also set to reprise her role as the only survivor of the Beast's wrath, Casey Cooke. She will most likely be the one who will brief Dunn on who the Beast is and try to help him on his quest to stop the murderer.
However, the biggest mystery is how Samuel L. Jackson's character, Elijah Price, will fit into all this. At the end of Unbreakable, he realized his fate of becoming a villain and David Dunn's archenemy. The synopsis describes Price's role as an "orchestrator" who hold secrets critical to both men — what could that mean?
At the end of Unbreakable, it was revealed that Price caused the train accident that revealed Dunn as unbreakable, but Price has also orchestrated many other terrorist acts in the hopes of finding other unbreakables. In a lot of ways he failed, but in other ways he succeeded; if you look closely at the newspaper clippings on Price's wall, you'll see that there are other unbreakables in the world — survivors of his horrific accidents.
Price might have made contact with these other unbreakables while incarcerated in a mental hospital to try and start a team to take down Dunn. That might be what attracts him to Kevin's Beast persona — he might want to recruit him to a team of superhumans to wreak havoc, as Price feels that's his purpose in life.
Unfortunately, there is nothing in the synopsis that mentions Sarah Paulson's character, who joined the cast a few months back. Will she be on the side of Mr. Glass or David Dunn? Will she be one of the unbreakables? Who knows. M. Night Shyamalan hopes to release Glass on January 18, 2019.
Are you excited for the upcoming Glass movie?