The long-awaited trailer for M. Night Shyamalon’s highly anticipated follow-up to the Unbreakable franchise (we didn’t know was a franchise) – Glass.
Last year, audiences sat down for Blumhouse produced thriller Split, starring James McAvoy as a man with an extreme case of Dissociative Identity disorder. Hosting several alternate personalities – one of them being The Beast. This otherworldly alter takes several girls captive, one of them portrayed by genre favorite Anya Taylor-Joy, using fear to keep his other personalities under his will and complacent in the kidnapping. Waves of audiences clued in during the final moments of the film with the surprise cameo of Bruce Willis that Split was actually a tie-in to the universe of Unbreakable, Shyamalon’s post-modern super hero film from 2000.
Glass is the third film in the franchise – and not a being treated as a mystery spin-off but a direct sequel, with the stars of both films returning to reprise their roles. At San Diego Comic Con this weekend, the trailer for Glass was unleashed.
The trailer follows Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson) as a psychiatrist specializing in.. people who think they have super powers. Enter our three candidates; Bruce Willis’ super-strong and un-injurable David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson’s brittle-boned Mr. Glass, and lastly, McAvoy’s Kevin Crumb and his party of personalities. Mr. Glass isn’t about to sit pretty for some group therapy, however. He hatches a plot to harness the power of Crumb’s Beast for his own sinister means.
“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. 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, with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider and Kevin Frakes, who executive produce. Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum serve as executive producers. A Blinding Edge Pictures and Blumhouse production, Glass will be released by Universal Pictures in North America and Buena Vista International on January 18th, 2019.
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