M. Night Shyamalan's new film will be a sequel to Unbreakable, Split

FP Staff

Apr,27 2017 14:52 22 IST

M. Night Shyamalan has hopped on Twitter to unveil some new details about the third instalment in his Unbreakable series — most importantly that it's called Glass and it's coming out on 18 January 2019.

The film was announced in February 2017 following the debut (and impressive box office success) of Split, a film that wasn't marketed as having any relation to the beloved 2000 thriller Unbreakable; it revealed the connection only in its final minutes.

Split starred James McAvoy as a kidnapper with multiple personalities and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, one of the young women who must fight to survive his capture. With Split, Shyamalan pulled off perhaps his greatest twist yet. A last-minute cameo from Bruce Willis revealed that Split is set in the same universe as Unbreakable.

Previously Shyamalan revealed to Heat Vision that Split villain Kevin Wendle Crumb (McAvoy) was actually included in his first drafts of Unbreakable, but had to be cut out. He also revealed he was hoping to write and direct a third film that would include characters from both films.

Shyamalan, for his part, had been on a bit of a losing streak after the critically reviled Lady in the Water, the whitewashed Avatar: The Last Airbender and a fairly humiliating failed attempt at a comeback in 2010. But it looks like Shyamalan, with the help of Bruce Willis' beloved David Dunn character (from Unbreakable), Shyamalan will be back with his low-budget horror fare.

(With inputs from agencies)