Night took advantage of the twitter again, announcing this morning that the production of his much anticipated comic book thriller, Glass, begins Monday (August 21st, 2017). Night’s been spending time lately with his director of photography and storyboard artist (names weren’t revealed), and the plan is to roll cameras next month.
James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy will be returning to reprise their respective roles along with Bruce Willis as David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price from Unbreakable, which we reported here back in April.
Comic Book News recently dropped the complete synopsis of the film released by Universal Pictures and now we know what the master of suspense has in store for us:
M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable and last year’s Split—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.
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.