M. Night Shyamalan Unites Bruce WIlis, Samuel L. Jackson, and James McAvoy for Sequel to ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Split’
Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is reuniting with Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and James McAvoy for a sequel tying his films Unbreakable and Split together.
The Sixth Sense director began working on a project to bring the two films together earlier this year. He has now announced a movie titled Glass will reunite him with the actors again.
Glass, which will also star Split‘s Anya Taylor Joy, will be released in January, 2019.
In a series of posts on Twitter, Shyamalan writes, “It’s taken 17 years but I can finally answer the #1 question I get, “Are you making a f#&@ing (sic) sequel to Unbreakable or what?
“My new film is the sequel to #Unbreakable AND #Split,” he continues. “It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.”
The project will also reunite Shyamalan with his Split producer Jason Blum.
“I’m reteaming with my partners @jason_blum and @Universalpics for this crazy comic book thriller,” he adds.
Split starred James McAvoy as a man suffering from dissociative identity disorder. The film featured a brief tie-in to his 2000 mystery thriller Unbreakable. The movie starred Willis as the sole survivor of an horrific train crash and his efforts to embrace his superpowers with the help of Jackson. The film, which grossed nearly $250 million worldwide, was made on a budget of $75 million, compared to Split‘s $9 million.
According to the director, Glass will be the last film in the trilogy.
“I do intend on making a final Unbreakable movie and I’m intending on doing it next,” he previously told Uproxx.com. “It’s the final movie of these two movies put together.”