M. Night Shyamalan opens the year with comic-book thriller Glass
posted January 14, 2019 at 04:55 pm
This 2019, film buffs are gearing up for an exciting year of movies ahead. One of the most highly-anticipated films of the year is Glass, where M. Night Shyamalan weaves together the unforgettable narratives of two of his visionary original films—2000’s Unbreakable and 2016’s Split—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller.
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.
This only built the anticipation for a sequel that has taken years to make. The trailer itself offered a riveting sneak peek which left fans of the two movies at the edge of their seats.
“I’ve never done anything like this. People are excited to see this movie because of their connection to one or both of the two movies, and that’s a strange relationship to the audience I’ve never had before,” shared the film’s writer-director, M. Night Shyamalan.
When Unbreakable was shown in 2000, the film had completely deconstructed the superhero and supervillain archetype for audiences as it introduced David Dunn, a security guard coming to terms with his supernatural powers, and Elijah Price, a mysterious rare comic-book collector guiding Dunn with his own sinister plans. While in 2016, Split had thrilled moviegoers with the unique and terrifying multiple-personality character, Kevin Wendell Crumb. By the end of Split, however, audiences were surprised by the sudden appearance of Unbreakable hero, Dunn.
In the upcoming flick, Dunn, now a vigilante hero known as The Overseer, tracks down Crumb’s superhuman personality, The Beast. In an unexpected turn of events, the two characters are captured and detained in the Raven Hill Memorial Psychiatric Research
Hospital under the care of Dr. Staple, where Dunn’s nemesis, Price also known as Mr. Glass, has been kept for the past 16 years.
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).
The intriguing plot of this contemporary cinematic universe will surely pull film and comic book thriller fans in. The story tackles diverse themes and topics including the root of identity and whether or not reality can be shaped by our own minds.
Glass is produced by Shyamalan’s A Blinding Edge Pictures and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Production for Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Studios. Moviegoers can expect the much-awaited film in Philippine cinemas starting January 16, 2019.
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