M. Night Shyamalan used his social media account this morning to announce that his next film will be “Glass” and is currently slated for a global release on January 18th 2019.
The film will serve as a direct follow-up to both Shyamalan’s 2000 film “Unbreakable” and this year’s “Split” which revealed itself to be set in the same cinematic universe via a standalone coda attached at the film’s end (essentially a post-credits scene with no real bearing on the plot).
The key pair of players from each film – Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy – will all be back reprising their roles of David Dunn, Elijah Price/Mr. Glass, Kevin Crumb/The Horde, and Casey Cooke respectively.
Shyamalan didn’t go into plot details so how the narrative will bring them together is unclear at this point. Blumhouse Productions and Universal are also back on board to produce. Here’s the full posting:
“Okay. Here we go. Finished the new script. It’s taken 17 years but I can finally answer the #1 question I get, “Are you making a f—ing sequel to Unbreakable or what?” My new film is the sequel to #Unbreakable AND #Split. It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.
The iconic Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn. The incomparable Samuel L Jackson will return as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass. The virtuoso James McAvoy returns as Kevin Wendell Crumb, Patricia, Dennis, Hedwig, Barry, Jade, Orwell, The Beast, Heinrich, Norma, Pol-And the prodigy, Anya Taylor Joy will return as Casey Cooke.
I’m reteaming with my partners Jason Blum and Universal Pictures for this crazy comic book thriller.And the film is called GLASS… Universal Pictures will release #Glass on January 18, 2019 all over the world. How’s that for not keeping a secret!”