Another long-awaited trailer that finally has been first screened at the San Diego Comic Con this past weekend is M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass (2019). This title is the continuation of two of the director’s movies that not many people knew they were connected, Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016).
The first was a very 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.
Split (2016) was M. Night Shyamalan’s last movie to date. It follows 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.
Glass (2019) gets together Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy to reprise their former tortured roles. It starts where Split (2016) ended, with David Dunn using his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell, while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. In the trailer, we can see how the three characters are locked down in a mental institution and are interviewed by a new psychiatrist, Dr. Ellie Staple. Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark, Luke Kirby, Charlayne Woodard, Marisa Brown, Rob Yang and Shayna Ryan accompany the trio.
The movie is produced by M. Night Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures together with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Production. Glass (2019) won’t open in theaters until January next year, but here we can see the first official trailer.