M. Night Shyamalan Unveils ‘Split’/’Unbreakable’ Sequel Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

Unbreakable

M. Night Shyamalan has unveiled a sequel to his films “Split” and “Unbreakable,” called “Glass,” which will conclude the movie trilogy.

The horror-thriller stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy. Universal Pictures and Blumhouse are producing “Glass,” which hits theaters on Jan. 18, 2019.

Shyamalan announced the news on Wednesday in a series of tweets.

The title of the new film appears to be derived from Jackson’s Elijah Price character in “Unbreakable” — also known by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Willis also returns as David Dunn from “Unbreakable.”

McAvoy is reprising his “Split” role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the 23 multiple identities, including The Beast who resides within. Also returning is Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, whose character survives in the film.

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“Glass” will follow the conclusion of “Split” with Dunn pursuing McAvoy’s 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.”

Producers are Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also backed “Split” and “The Visit” for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock. Steven Schneider will executive produce.

“Unbreakable” was released in 2000 and grossed nearly $250 million worldwide. Willis portrayed a security guard who survives a train crash and learns, thanks to Jackson’s comic book store owner, that he possesses superhuman powers.

“Split,” made for $9 million, has been a surprise success for Universal, hauling $275 million at the global box office. McAvoy portrayed a victim of childhood abuse diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder who kidnaps and imprisons three teenage girls. Willis made a brief uncredited cameo as David Dunn in “Split.”

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  1. Biff Baxter says:

    Haters will eat crow, soon! M. Night will have a blockbuster with this one!

  2. bdtrooper says:

    Awesome news. Been hoping against hope to one day see a sequel to Unbreakable. Now, with the success of Split, we will. Can’t wait!

  3. queen says:

    Interesting ….we will see remember this https://niume.com/post/310929

  4. Spider says:

    Not bad at all. I’m not going to knock this. Shymalan has been on an upswing, lately. Haters can bitch all they want as they will be lining up to see this flick opening night! It made perfect sense for Shymalan to pick up where he left off in this franchise, now that comic book movies are all the rage!! It’ll be great to see Bruce Willis back on the big screen, too!

  5. James says:

    So, now M. Night is finishing his “planned trilogy” for Unbreakable and stating that Split was the second part which will lead to a Split/Unbreakable third movie that is next on his roster.

    Night is so full of shit. So, he’s been biding his time for the past decade making shitty movies and NOW he feels empowered enough to ruin his best film in an act of desperation fueled by the continued wave of nostalgia audiences seem to be responding to at the multiplex. If you want more evidence that Night’s claim is utter bullshit, just compare the budgets of Unbreakable ($75 million) to Split (Blumhouse’s usual cheap ass $10 million for higher profile auteur directors like Night to slum it.)

    Please boycott this desperate money grab. It isn’t worth the storage space the footage will be housed on.

    • Blofeld says:

      Sometimes it’s not enough to be a critic. Some people, in order to feel relevant, have to be Nostradamus. So nice of you to peer into the future and save us from ourselves James but for one I am willing to risk the price of a ticket to see what could be M. Knight’s best movie ever. Just because you would stink at trying to merge Unbreakable with Split doesn’t mean that Knight will. Either movie would suck on its own if it was up to you to write them.

    • James says:

      You’re exactly right James. There’s a reason “Unbreakable” and “Split” feel like two totally different movies with no relation to each other: because they are. “Split” is a fine film that would make a decent horror franchise, but “Unbreakable” is much moodier, richer, and prestige-worthy. It’s a mistake to combine them both “in a planned trilogy” just because you can instead of just making independent sequels.

    • juancastro says:

      Man. You have problems. Unbreakable and Split are good movies and hopefully Glass will be too. It’s just movies. Just don’t pay your $10 if you don’t want to see Glass bc you think he’s full of shit. So if Glass is also (and most likely) a hit like it’s prequels, you will still boycott BC you don’t believe it was his dream? Lol dang man, calm down.

    • Becca lynn says:

      Yikes, calm down there Bud.

  6. Alan Evesham says:

    I’m sure it will stink, like every movie he’s made, except 6th Sense.

    • K-SOLO says:

      YOU GUYS ARE SO IGNORANT M.KNIGHT IS SO TALENTED YES HES HAD SOME BAD MOVIES BUT DEVIL,UNBREAKABLE,SPLIT,SIGNS,6TH SENSE ALL EXTREMELY DOPE MOVIES ANY REAL HORROR FAN WOULD UNDERSTAND THIS ….SMH!

    • juancastro says:

      Be more open Adam. The Village and Signs were good movies. So is Split and Unbreakable. I personally also liked The Happening and After Earth even though most didn’t so I’ll just stop now.

      • 6th Sense was a good movie, Unbreakable was almost good but interesting, Village and Signs were terrible, Lady in the Water, the Happening and After Earth were just awful, and I haven’t seen split yet, so I can’t comment on it. But I will say that of what I know of the story, the 2 films seem to have absolutely nothing to do with each other.

  7. Steve Barr says:

    Sounds great. Unbreakable is probably one of the ten best superhero movies ever made .

  8. Cee says:

    This title is a HUGE SPOILER for those who haven’t seen one or both of these movies like we have. PLEASE change the title. That’s poor showmanship and ego just to feel like you’re the first to get the news out.

  9. Rudy Mario says:

    Hope he does not screw up like he did many of his films.

  10. Vlirke says:

    OK, this sounds friggin’ awesome. Brilliant idea.

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