Since the project was announced, big expectations were centered in the new movie from mystery filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan. And not only because his superheroes point of view in other of his movies are, to say the least, different to many of the things surrounding the big screen in the last years, but also because Glass (2019) will close the spin-off triangle it is forming with his latest title Split (2016) and one of his most celebrated movies Unbreakable (2000).
Although writer and director M. Night Shyamalan already showed an interest in explaining classic stories seen in movies with a different and fresh touch with The Sixth Sense (1999), it was with Unbreakable (2000) where he first imprinted his original twist on superhero stories, making them look more human than only the supernatural forces we are used to seeing in movies and comic books. It starred Bruce Willis as David Dunn, a mysterious and shy husband and father who apparently never got injured or sick in his life. Although he has always had the idea of protecting the others, thus his job as security staff, he never had the courage to imagine he might be some sort of superhuman hero. That is until he finds Elijah Price, majestically played by Samuel L. Jackson, who due to a strange physical condition his bones break way easier than the normal, that’s why he is called Mr. Glass. He not only will make the hero see his powers are real and can be used as a service to mankind, but will reveal himself as a cruel villain who will stop at nothing and nobody in order to achieve his goal.
On the other hand, in Split (2016), M. Night Shyamalan presented Kevin Wendell, performed by James McAvoy, who has been diagnosed with 23 different personalities by his psychiatrist, plus there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all of the others. Compelled to abducting three teenage girls, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him. A true mental timebomb that will end up releasing the dangerous evil and dominant self, The Beast.
With Glass (2019), the protagonists and environmental elements of both of the previously commented movies get together. Following the conclusion of Split (2016), Glass (2019) 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. As couldn’t be different, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy are back reprising their roles. With them, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Luke Kirby, Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard also star.
Glass (2019) is set to come out worldwide the weekend of the 17th of January. So we start the year with a big one. You can watch its official international trailer here:
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