M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' Has Started Production

Posted 2017/10/02 2661 0

Great news for fans of Unbreakable and Split, the next film in the sequence is now filming in Philly!

 

The much-anticipated sequel to Unbreakable and Split has officially started production. To announce the news, director M. Night Shyamalan has unleashed the first photo from the set. In the caption, Shyamalan proclaimed that the film is "seventeen years in the making", something that audiences have certainly felt. The ending of Split took plenty by surprise earlier this year, when it was revealed to be a secret sequel to 2000's Unbreakable.

Glass is the follow-up to Shyamalan's surprise hit Split, a psychological horror-thriller film that was released earlier this year through Universal. X-Men star James McAvoy took the lead as Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man suffering with dissociative identity disorder (DID), attempting to navigate his 23 distinct (and sometimes dangerous) personalities. As Kevin's personalities come to the surface, his body chemistry changes, resulting in his 24th personality, known only as "The Beast." The Witch actress Anya Taylor-Joy joins McAvoy Casey Cooke, a young girl one of Kevin's personalities kidnaps and intends to sacrifice to the Beast. 

The film is also the sequel to the 2000 movie Unbreakable, which tells the tale of a blue-collar man named David Dunn (Bruce Willis) who survives a devastating train accident. When a mysterious stranger called Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) enters David's life, explaining how and why he escaped the tragedy completely unscathed, his entire world is turned upside down. 

Now, the sequel finds David Dunn pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb and his 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.

Shyamalan has grouped together a formidable cast for Glass. Along with the returning Willis, McAvoy, and Jackson, they will be joined by Anya Taylor-Joy, reprising her surviving role from Split. Also along for the ride will be Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother, as well as Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story series). Universal Pictures and Disney’s Buena Vista International are teaming for the project, a rare collaboration between the two studios. Universal is releasing “Glass” domestically while BVI will release the film internationally.s

Producer Jason Blum has described Glass as being a “very different” kind of superhero movie, similar to what Shyamalan had pretty much already delivered in the first two parts of this surprise trilogy. With Split clocking in over $276M at the worldwide box office, from a production budget of only $9m, it’s safe to say that expectations have been set pretty high for Glass now.

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