Cinematic tastes and styles change over 18 years. M.Night Shyamalan’s Glass looks to be much more fast-paced and ‘comic book’ than Unbreakable, which was released way back in 2000.
The superhero movie has become the go-to genre and it’s obvious that Glass wants to ride that gravy train to box office success. I can understand that, but I want something more than Unbreakable. I was just 20 years old when that movie dropped and I’m older and grumpier now.
M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone Pictures, 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 Rajanand Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who executive produces.
A Blinding Edge Pictures and Blumhouse production, Glass will be released by Buena Vista International in UK cinemas on January 18, 2019.
Glass hits UK Cinemas, 18 January 2019