Director M. Night Shyamalan is fully aware that fans have been clamoring to witness the sequel to his 2000 film ‘Unbreakable,’ starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. The director recently released ‘Split’ in 2016 which was later revealed to be a sequel of sorts to his cult classic film. Shyamalan has now released plans to continue this story into a trilogy, brining everything full circle culminating to the anticipated 2019 film ‘Glass’ which will bring all the stars/characters of the previous films into one film and one universe. Shyamalan recent took to social media to give fans the surprise of a lifetime:
Universal Pictures will release #Glass on January 18, 2019 all over the world. How’s that for not keeping a secret!
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017
Shyamalan has since taken to social media again, to give fans an update on the announced film being released by Universal:
Finished the 2nd draft of #Glass on Friday. Took 5 weeks. Started the 3rd pass today… gave myself a 3 week deadline for this pass.
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) May 28, 2017
M. Night Shyamalan went on further to provide a glimpse into the direction the film will take. Stating that he wants the story to be its own with its own purpose and not just be a final ‘Unbreakable’ film:
“All I can say is this: If Unbreakable was about a guy who is the only person who survives a train wreck, everyone dies and he doesn’t have a scratch on him. How is that possible? That’s a high concept, really cool story. And then this one is three girls get abducted by a person that has this disorder that he believes he’s many people, and all of the different personalities are saying there’s another personality coming to get them, it’s called The Beast. That in and of itself is a really cool thing. This third movie needs to have its own idea. The high concept of that final movie can’t be, ‘It’s the finalUnbreakable.’ There has to be something about that that makes it its own movie… That’s when I’ll be happiest, is when it’s its own movie. In a way it could be watched by itself.”
‘Glass’ hits theaters January 18, 2019
Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy