This article contains spoilers for Split.
M. Night Shyamalan came out of the gate swinging in 1999 with his classic film, The Sixth Sense. His follow-up film, Unbreakable, struck a chord with fans and has garnered a large cult following. After the release of Signs in 2002, however, Shyamalan’s stock began to plummet, as his films dwindled in quality.
In recent years, Shyamalan has been making a comeback and his films have been exponentially improving. Shyamalan’s most recent film, #Spilt, was a box-office smash and received hordes of critical praise.
The ending of the film shocked fans, and changed the fabric of the entire film. He pulled off his greatest twist ending of all time, and somehow made a stealth sequel to #Unbreakable without anyone knowing.
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This revelation caused fans to lose their minds, but it also led to rampant speculation about a sequel that would merge the two films. Well, the speculation is over, and Shyamalan recently took to Twitter to announce the sequel to Unbreakable and Split.
M. Night Shyamalan Announces Glass
M. Night Shyamalan took to Twitter just after noon on April 26, 2017, and released a flurry of tweets that detail all the things you need to know about his next big film — and fans want crazy:
Shyamalan’s Twitter announcement regarding Glass was huge, and packed everything you need to know about the upcoming Split/Unbreakable sequel into a few tweets. The hype around this project is very real, and it is truly a film that has been 17 years in the making.
Glass Cast, Premise And Release Date
We learned quite a few things from M. Night Shyamalan’s Twitter announcement, but the most important thing is that this next directorial project, titled Glass, will be a proper sequel to both Unbreakable and Split.
Universal will be producing the project and has slated the release date for January 18, 2019. The cast of Glass is shaping up to be an amazing combination of the two previous films and will see key actors return to reprise their roles:
- Bruce Willis - David Dunn
- Samuel L. Jackson - Elijah Price/Mr. Glass
- James McAvoy - Dennis/Patricia/Hedwig/The Beast/Kevin Wendell Crumb/Barry/Orwell/Jade
- Anya Taylor Joy - Casey Cooke
M. Night Shyamalan making Glass is the perfect follow-up to Split’s overwhelming success at the box office, and will satisfy the fans who have been asking for an Unbreakable sequel for almost 17 years. Based on the title, the film will probably center around Samuel L. Jackson character and what his evil plans are for the city — especially if he teams up with James McAvoy.
M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated films of 2019, and fans will be eagerly awaiting the first trailer. If the movie can live up to the hype of the previous two films, M. Night Shyamalan could finally return to his former glory — and hopefully everyone will have forgotten about The Last Airbender by then.
While you are waiting for the film to drop on January 18, 2019, make sure you stay tuned to Movie Pilot for all the latest news regarding Glass.
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