Director M. Night Shyamalan took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce his next film, “Glass.” He further stated that it will be released on January 18, 2019.
This announcement is welcome news for longtime fans of M. Night Shyamalan. It is the sequel to “Split,” which was the surprise, long-rumored sequel to “Unbreakable.” Rumors have circulated for years that “Unbreakable” was intended as the first film in a trilogy. It appears that Shyamalan is finally turning those rumors into fact.
Shyamalan confirmed “Glass” will unite Bruce Willis as David Dunn with James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb (and Dennis, Patricia and Hedwig). Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as Mr. Glass/Elijah Price and Anya Taylor Joy will return as Casey Cooke.
The film will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, and distributed by Universal Pictures.
Upon the release of “Split” in January, it was confirmed that both it and “Unbreakable” exist in the same universe. It immediately fueled speculation of a third installment. Since February, Shyamalan has been regularly updating his writing progress on Twitter, but he didn’t share details of the project. He joked about his secret keeping with a final tweet:
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