According to a recent report by Variety, famed horror-thrill director M. Night Shyamalan has announced that there are plans for a sequel to two of his previous films, Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2017). According to Shyamalan himself, those two films are meant to serve as two parts of a horror-thriller trilogy which will conclude with a new film, entitled Glass, which is set for release in 2019.
The upcoming film will feature Bruce Willis (known for another Shyamalan-directed film, The Sixth Sense (1999)), who will reprise his Unbreakable role as David Dunn. Additionally, the new film will star Samuel L. Jackson, who will reprise his Unbreakable role as Elijah Price, a.k.a. Mr. Glass, the upcoming film's namesake.
Shyamalan broke the news via his Twitter account on Wednesday, claiming that it had always been his creative dream to have a collision of both films erupt in a grand finale.
The film will also star James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb — and his 23 individual identities. This, of course, includes "The Beast", which Willis's character will be attempting to pin down throughout the film in what Shyamalan refers to as “a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.” The upcoming film will also feature returning star Anya Taylor-Joy as Split's Casey Cooke.
The virtuoso #JamesMcAvoy returns as Kevin Wendell Crumb, Patricia, Dennis, Hedwig, Barry, Jade, Orwell, The Beast, Heinrich, Norma, Pol-— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017
The predecessors to Shyamalan's Glass both performed exceptionally well at the box office, with 2000's Unbreakable grossing $250 million worldwide, while 2017's global release of Split earned $275 million. The thrilling conclusion to the trilogy, Glass, is currently slated for theatrical release on January 18, 2019.