Everything We Know About M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’

Drew Dietsch

Glass is one of the most anticipated films we’ve seen in a while. M. Night Shyamalan’s unexpected trilogy – which started with 2000’s Unbreakable and continued with 2017’s Split – has fans rabid for every bit of information they can get their hands on. The film doesn’t release until January 2019, but until then we’ll collect everything we know about this final entry.

Official Plot Synopsis for ‘Glass’ Released

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We’ve now got an official plot synopsis for Glass and though it doesn’t tell us a whole lot of new information, there are a few key points of interest that deserve your attention.

Here’s the scoop:

“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.”

So, while the basic idea of the plot – the indestructible David Dunn hunts down Kevin, whose multiple personalities each come with particular special abilities – was pretty much a given, there are a couple takeaways here. Anya Taylor-Joy will be returning as Casey, and that’s an interesting but welcome surprise. Taylor-Joy is a fantastic actress and it will be interesting to see what kind of role she’ll play in the dynamic between the superpowered characters.

There’s also no mention of Sarah Paulson or Robin Wright in the release. Paulson is confirmed to be in the film though her role is still unknown. Wright played David Dunn’s wife in Unbreakable, so we don’t yet know if her character will be returning or not.

It’s exciting to know that Elijah Price will be masterminding the entire movie. Price a.k.a. Mr. Glass is a fascinating character. Seeing Samuel L. Jackson step back into the role after nearly two decades will be a treat.

Drew Dietsch
Drew Dietsch has written for CHUD.com, the News-Press, WhatCulture, and releases a weekly film review podcast, The Drew Reviews Podcast. He'll yak your ear off about horror movies, Jaws, RoboCop, and/or Batman if you let him.