M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals-2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal-in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass.
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. Unbreakable was a modest hit in its initial release and has gained cult status as one of Shymalan’s best films. Split was a massive, and surprising, box office success, earning $138M in the US on a $9M budget. James McAvoy garnered praise for his split-personality performance and even won the Best Actor prize from the San Diego Film Critics Society.
Glass takes place immediately following the conclusion of Split, with 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.
Joining the all-star cast are Unbreakable‘s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother, as well as Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story series).
Glass is produced by Shyamalan and Blumhouse Production’s 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 and Kevin Frakes, who executive produce. Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum also serve as executive producers.
Universal Pictures will release Glass in North America on January 18, 2019, and by Buena Vista International abroad.