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M. Night Shyamalan Wraps Filming On ‘Unbreakable’ Sequel ‘Glass’

Long before dark superhero movies were even a thing in Hollywood, M. Night Shyamalan made one of his own with Unbreakable, released in 2000. The film was secretly a hero vs. villain superhero movie, presented in a fresh and totally unexpected way, and this year’s Split similarly had a surprise twist: it was a sequel to Unbreakable!

That Unbreakable Cinematic Universe, if you will, continues with 2019’s Glass, a sequel to both Unbreakable and Split that just finished filming in Philadelphia.

Just wrapped #Glass!!” Shyamalan tweeted last night. “Much love to my cast & crew. Thank you for helping me tell this special story. And love to Philly for all the support!

At times I get emotional seeing all these characters together in one film,” he also tweeted back in October.

In the film, “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.”

Unbreakable‘s antagonist Samuel L. Jackson returns as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass, while Bruce Willis reprises his role as the film’s hero, David Dunn.

Anya Taylor-Joy, who escaped Split, also stars with James McAvoy returning as “The Beast.” Sarah Paulson rounds out the main cast.

Unbreakable star Spencer Treat Clark is back as Joseph Dunn, the son of Bruce Willis’ heroic character, while co-star Charlayne Woodard will again play Elijah Price’s mother.

Adam David Thompson (Netflix’s “Godless”) also stars.

Jason Blum and Shyamalan produce alongside Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider.

Glass will arrive on January 18, 2019.



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  • Brian Commeans

    As someone who only watches films and has never made a film,why so long? If he just wrapped,
    I would think he could have it out by late summer.

    • Editing, effects (if any, you’d be surprised the things that are handled by visual effects that you wouldn’t think were f/x related), score, sound design, test screenings both with the studios then with general public test audiences, potential festival circuit showings, marketing/promotion, plus the studio will want to pick a prime spot on the release calendar so it’s not going up against heavy competition. Some films are finished far in advance of when they actually get wide release, but they are held back because the studio sees them as either “tent pole” releases or specific to a certain season or holiday, or are trying to get them into the “awards season” release schedule.

      So it takes a long time both for post-production and then for industry crap that isn’t always rooted in logic.

    • Dot

      multiple factors:

      – editing & post production takes quite a while, especially on a tripple A production
      – finding the right release date without heavy competition, movies might even be pushed
      – finding the right marketing campaign for a movie can take a while
      – test screenings and if neccessary re-shoots

      • Nahuel Benvenuto

        test screenings/audiences are stupid and pointless

  • ShadowInc

    Jumpin Jeebus, please let this be a winner. I really like UNBREAKABLE, and love the idea of David Dunn, Mr Glass, and the Beast in the same movie.

  • Bart Crowe

    Good on M. Night for getting his shit together and making another good movie I’m hoping he keeps it up because I loved Unbreakable and was surprised by how much I liked Split.

  • I Am Colossus

    Awesome!!!! You know I enjoyed Unbreakable and fucking LOVED Split…. M. Night is on a roll again….The Visit was wicked, I knew the twist but that movie was sick…
    I liked the Airbender movie too…it was its own thing, child dialog sucks anyway, so….yea it had cool moments in it…just choppy as hell storytelling….

  • Super VJ Land

    I love this man’s movies. dont really understand the hate towards him.

    My favorite night’s movie would the be the underrated THE VILLAGE. Theres an exotic dark vibe to this movie… so interesting

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