Universal Pictures and Disney’s Buena Vista International are teaming for M Night Shyamalan’s latest movie, Glass.
The movie is the sequel to Unbreakable (2000), which starred Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson, and will follow-up events from the movie Split (2017), which starred James McAvoy.
Unbreakable was released by Disney’s Touchstone label while Split was released by Universal.
Shyamalan had sought Disney’s permission for a surprise cameo of Willis’s character from Unbreakable in Split.
The cameo proved to be quite popular and led to fans wanting a sequel to filmmaker’s 2000 hit.
The director shared the excitement of the first day of production on his social media account.
He wrote: “Day 1: Seventeen years in the making. #Glass”
Earlier on, the director had hinted towards the sequel by sharing an image of a glass with Elijah’s [Samuel L Jackson’s character from Unbreakable] face on it.
Unbreakable revolved around the life of a security guard David (Willis), who astonishingly emerges unscathed from a train crash. A comic book collector and connoisseur, Elijah (Samuel L Jackson), offers an unsettling explanation for this and David’s life is changed forever.
The following is the official synopsis of the upcoming movie:
“From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.