Director M. Night Shyamalan has announced the start of principal photography on Glass, the third film in his Unbreakable trilogy.
"Seventeen years in the making," the filmmaker wrote in the tweet accompanying an image of a clapboard emblazoned with the movie's logo.
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) October 2, 2017
Starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, 2000's Unbreakable centered on the discovery by David Dunn that he's a real-life superhero. The thriller grossed $248.1 million worldwide.
Early this year, Shyamalan released Split as a standalone sequel, starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy and Betty Buckley, about a man with 23 personalities who kidnaps and imprisons three teenage girls; Willis makes an appearance as Dunn. The movie was a commercial success, earning $276.9 million, and spurring Shyamalan to begin production on Glass almost immediately.
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Glass will continue where Split left off, depicting Dunn's pursuit of McAvoy's Kevin Wendell Crumb. The character Mr. Glass will be revealed as the person behind many of the film's events.
Directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass is slated for release Jan. 18, 2019. The film stars James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Beast, Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass and Sarah Paulson in an unknown role.