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M Night Shyamalan confirms Glass is the final Unbreakable movie

January 13th, 2019 by Marc Comments

While the reviews for M Night Shyamalan’s highly antiipated Glass are got exactly glowing, we’re by no means less excited for it.

But it looks like, no matter how good or bad the movie is, this is the end of the tale that started in 2000 with Unbreakable.

Speaking about the closing chapter of his comic book trilogy, Shyamalan reveals that James McEvoy’s villain, The Horde, was due to appear in Unbreakable but was sidelined for pacing and character development:  “Originally Unbreakable and Split were together. David and the Horde bump into each other at the train station, and David follows him.”

However, he added: “It’s a narrative issue. Whenever you raise the stakes, you can’t unraise them. So once you introduce girls being abducted, there’s a ticking clock that doesn’t allow for the breadth of character development that I wanted to do in ‘Unbreakable’ with David, his wife, and his kid.”

And while we all thought the end of Unbreakable was the last we’d see Bruce Willis’ David Dunn or Samuel L Jackson’s Mr glass, Shyamalan managed to keep a sequel, Split, underwraps until it hit cinema screens and, despite Unbreakable not being a big hit on release, its fanbase – including us all here at FTN – exploded with joy!

However, Shyamalan is determined to keep the series as a trilogy and has a contingency plan to ensure it happens.

Talking about cinematic universes and the possibility of an Unbreakable one, Shyamalan says: “There’s no danger in that. Or not enough danger, let’s say that…For me, my weapon isn’t matching pyrotechnics against pyrotechnics. I’m just not good at it! Avengers and movies like that, I don’t even know how they do these things.”

And what if Glass performs well at the box-office and the studio begins looking at a sequel?

“We’re not doing that though,” he says.

“I have the sequel rights to most of my movies, essentially for the reason to not do them.”

So there you go… this really is the closing chapter of the story.

And we can’t wait to see it.

M Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass.

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).

This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters is produced by Shyamalan and Blumhouse Production’s 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 and Kevin Frakes, who executive produce. Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum also serve as executive producers.

A Blinding Edge Pictures and Blumhouse production, Glass will be released by Universal Pictures in North America on January 18, 2019, and by Buena Vista International abroad.

Source: Indiewire

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….