Cast offers first look at M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass during CinemaCon


After the surprise revealing Split and Unbreakable share a universe, the first details for M. Night Shyamalan’s third film are here. Ready to break some Glass?

He’s Split the Unbreakable. Now, M. Night Shyamalan is ready to break some Glass

According to Deadline, Hollywood is about to shattered into pieces. After surprise revealing Split to be an Unbreakable sequel, first details on Glass are emerging. Giving fans a look during the ongoing CinemaCon, the cast put to rest any ideas of the upcoming picture being anything less that extraordinary. In fact, star Samuel Jackson finds the picture so exciting, he’s saying “It’s about the time I get the title role in my motherfu**ing movie!.” We happen to agree Mr. Jackson.

With Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvory and newcomer Sarah Paulson in attendance, M. Night Shyamalan let fans into his process in creating the series. “Eighteen years ago I had this idea: What if comic books were based on reality? I tried to tell the story of superheros in the real world with David Dunn,” says the filmmaker, who began the saga in 2001 with Unbreakable. 

“Then two years ago, I got another crazy notion: What if the afflictions and disorders that everyone in society thinks make a person bad were actually gifts? And I created the origin story for an anarchist who could be good or bad.” Man, talk about a comeback. I’m loving what the Philadelphia filmmaker’s doing as of late.

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The Universal Pictures presentation saw Paulson’s character narrating the footage. She plays Dr. Ellie Staple, a new character specializing in the treatment of those who believe themselves to have superpowers. While lecturing the powerful three characters (although Mr. Glass really doesn’t have any), Dr. Staple asks Willis’ David Dunn “you think you have super powers,” which leads to the hero flashing back to some of his biggest feats. Reportedly, the footage ends with Staple telling Mr. Glass “some of you don’t die with bullets, some of you bend steel.”

With Split making well over $200 million on a $9 million budget, another installment was a given. And that number is well earned, with myself hailing the 2017 picture as a “stunning modern masterpiece.” I honestly mean that, and with Unbreakable an underrated gem I’ve been pushing people to see for years, the newest film in the trilogy can’t come fast enough.

Glass stars Anya Taylor-JoyJames McAvoy and Bruce Willis. M. Night Shyamalan direct a screenplay by Shyamalan. Blumhouse Productions is producing, with Universal Pictures distributing. Glass breaks into theaters Jan. 18, 2019.

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