Big New ‘Glass’ Trailer Unveils More of M. Night Shyamalan’s Universe

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A big new trailer has arrived for Glass, the third film in the surprise franchise that M. Night Shyamalan kicked off with 2000’s Unbreakable.

As the new trailer shows, Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass, has been placed in a psychiatric facility and kept heavily sedated for a while now. He’s about to have two new fellow patients: the “superhero” that he first went up against, David Dunn (Bruce Willis), and a newly captured villain, Kevin Wendall Crumb (James McAvoy). Glass soon has a plan in the works. “That sounds like the bad guys teaming up,” he tells Crumb, who’s also holding The Beast inside.

The new marketing piece below shows off quite a bit from the upcoming Split sequel/Unbreakable threequel. The mystery of what was really going on with these guys and getting to know them was a big factor in the first two films, so it’ll be interesting to see just what Shyamalan delivers now that their roles are much more confirmed and the battle of good vs bad is seemingly in play. The other question mark, of course, surrounds what other big reveal Shyamalan is holding onto. Perhaps Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson) has something to do with it?

Glass, also bringing back Anya Taylor-Joy as previous Crumb victim Casey Cooke, will arrive in Australia on 17 January 2019 and hits US cinemas on 18 January 2019.

Universal Picture’s official synopsis and rundown for Glass:

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.

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 Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider and Kevin Frakes, who executive produce. Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum also serve as executive producers. A Blinding Edge Pictures and Blumhouse production, Glass will be released by Universal Pictures in North America on January 18, 2019, and by Buena Vista International abroad.

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