M. Night Shyamalan’s highly anticipated trilogy film for his Unbreakable series is getting closer to opening by the day. It’s one of the most unconventional trilogies in memory, but when we’re talking about M. Night, what else would you expect? It’s also taken us nearly two decades to reach this point, but if Glass is anything like Unbreakable and Split, it’s going to be well worth the wait. Shyamalan has had some incredible highs and some questionable lows throughout his career, but this trilogy definitely sits towards the top of his filmography.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Glass, here’s the synopsis:
“M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, 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.”
We’ve already gotten the teaser trailer out of the way, and now we have the next trailer on the way. The people behind the film’s promotion took to Twitter on Monday (10/8) to tease the trailer’s release date with a motion poster featuring The Beast in all of his glory. James McAvoy proved he was able to pull off portraying Kevin Wendell Crumb and all of his personalities, but it’s The Beast that we’re most terrified of.
— Glass (@GlassMovie) October 8, 2018
The promotion for the trailer didn’t stop there as they followed that motion poster with one for Bruce Willis’ character on Tuesday (10/9), Samuel L. Jackson’s today (10/10, and also revealed their aliases as well. While it was always simply assumed that David Dunn went by Unbreakable and Elijah Price was Mr. Glass, we’ve now learned that Willis’ character is The Overseer and Jackson is The Mastermind. Check out their motion posters below…
— Glass (@GlassMovie) October 9, 2018
— Glass (@GlassMovie) October 10, 2018
Glass is set to hit theaters on January 18th, 2019.