*This post contains spoilers for the film Split*
M. Night Shyamalan is back. Not that he ever went anywhere or took a vacation from the tirades of the Angry Mob that is the internet. But after two solid films, 2015’s brilliantly executed The Visit and last year’s James McAvoy-led Split, Shyamalan returns to his seat as one of the most interesting and original writer-directors. (See these movies or your opinion is invalid. Deal with it.)
Details for his upcoming film Glass have finally surfaced, ahead of production that is set to start in October. As we now know, Split was a sort-of-sequel that tied into the world of Unbreakable. I don’t know about you, but my jaw certainly dropped when we saw David Dunn (Bruce Willis) sitting in a diner, reminding a fellow patron that the name of the wheelchair-bound terrorist arrested 15 years prior was Mr. Glass. Roll credits. Boom. Bravo. (Unbreakable kicks ass and don’t you forget it.)
The details for Split were mum until this week. Here’s what we learned:
“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.
This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and 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, who will executive produce.”
Escalating encounters, aye? How does Price get out of prison? How will Casey Cooke be written into this? Is this movie going to end in an utter bloodbath? A fight to the death between all four characters? I don’t know, you guys, but this project is exciting. Sign. Me. The. Fuck. Up.
Glass doesn’t hit theaters until January 2019, so there’s plenty of time to get those rewatches in. DO IT NOW, DAMMIT.