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M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass Available On Digital 4/2 & Blu-ray On 4/16

Writer-Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) completes a mind-bending trilogy created nearly twenty years ago with Glass, a comic book thriller available on Digital via the digital movie app Movies Anywhere on April 2, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on April 16, 2019, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Glass is a grounded-in-reality, comic-book thriller where the heroes and villains are people first. The thrilling culmination to the trilogy that started with Unbreakable and Split, stars James McAvoy (Split, Atonement), Samuel L. Jackson (Hitman’s Bodyguard, Avengers Franchise), Bruce Willis (Unbreakable, Die Hard), Sarah Paulson (Ocean’s Eight, “American Horror Story”) and Anya-Taylor Joy (Split, The Witch). Go inside the mind of master of suspense M. Night Shyamalan to uncover the connections and references that bring the three films together in one universe. Experience more than sixty minutes of never-before-seen features elaborating on his process and artistic vision including an in-depth look at the making of the film, deep insights on the characters, a never-before-seen alternate opening, and deleted scenes.

Glass features “Shyamalan’s eccentric, intimately scaled superhero universe” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times), while offering a closer look at the world of the Elijah Price, also known as Mr. Glass (Jackson), David Dunn (Willis), and Kevin Wendell Crumb (McAvoy) as they experience a series of escalating encounters as they escape from an asylum and embark on a thrilling battle of good versus evil. Producers M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum (Get Out, Halloween), Marc Bienstock (Before I Fall), Ashwin Rajan (Devil, The Visit) and executive producer Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity series) reunite with GLASS for “one of the most original comic book movies in recent years” (Scott Menzel, We Live Entertainment).

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Watch The Glass Superhuman TV Spot 

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.

Glass will be released by Universal Pictures on January 18, 2019.

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Watch The New Glass Trailer

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming sequel Glass, continuing the stories first established in Unbreakable and Split.

Returning for Glass are cast members Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass, and James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb, aka The Horde. They’re joined by Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story series) as a psychiatrist who specializes in “individuals who believe they are superheroes” and who is treating the trio at a mental hospital.

Also starring in the film is Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast, who reprises her role from Split. Plus Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother.

This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be 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, who will executive produce.

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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Watch M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass Trailer

Fresh from the Universal Pictures panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the highly anticipated first trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming Glass has arrived online!

Returning for Glass are cast members Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass, and James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb, aka The Horde. They’re joined by Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story series) as a psychiatrist who specializes in “individuals who believe they are superheroes” and who is treating the trio at a mental hospital.

Also starring in the film is Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast, who reprises her role from Split. Plus Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother.

This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters, Unbreakable and Split will be 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, who will executive produce.

A Blinding Edge Pictures and Blumhouse production, Glass will be released by Universal Pictures in North America on January 18, 2019.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass Synopsis Revealed

Universal Pictures released the synopsis for Glass which will pit The Beast against David Dunn in a scheme organized by the one they call Mr. Glass. Check it out below.

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable and last year’s Split—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.

This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and 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, who will executive produce.

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M. Night Shyamalan Confirms Sequel for Unbreakable & Split Titled Glass

After 17 years, M. Night Shyamalan is finally delivering a proper sequel to Unbreakable.

The writer-director announced the news Wednesday on Twitter after months of teasing a new script he’s been writing. He revealed the film is called Glass, and that Bruce Willis (David Dunn) and Samuel L. Jackson (Mr. Glass/Elijah Price) will return. Universal will release the film Jan. 18, 2019.

“It’s taken 17 years but I can finally answer the #1 question I get, ‘Are you making a f#&@ing sequel to Unbreakable or what?’ ” he tweeted. “My new film is the sequel to #Unbreakable AND #Split. It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.”

Unbreakable, which Shyamalan released in 2000 one year after skyrocketing to stardom with The Sixth Sense, deconstructed the superhero genre and remains one of his best-regarded works. Shyamalan is coming off a hot streak, with his latest movie, Split, earning more than $275 million worldwide on a $9 million budget. Split starred James McAvoy as a kidnapper with multiple personalities and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, one of the young women who must fight to survive his capture.

With Split, Shyamalan pulled off perhaps his greatest twist yet.

A last-minute cameo from Willis revealed that Split is set in the same universe as Unbreakable. In January, Shyamalan revealed to Heat Vision that Split villain Kevin Wendle Crumb (McAvoy) was actually included in his first drafts of Unbreakable, but had to be cut out. He also revealed he was hoping to write and direct a third film that would include characters from both films.

Shyamalan revealed Wednesday that both McAvoy and Taylor-Joy will return for Glass. Here’s the logline Universal has released: “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.”

Glass will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s Split Coming To Blu-ray/DVD With Deleted Scenes, Alternate Ending

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Universal Pictures announced that M. Night Shyamalan’s new thriller Split will be released on home video next month featuring deleted scenes and an alternate ending. It lands on digital platforms on April 4, with a Blu-ray/DVD release scheduled for April 18.

Other bonus features include a making-of mini-documentary, featuring the cast and crew talking about how they made the film. Another item is a feature called “The Many Faces of James McAvoy,” in which the actor talks about playing a man with 23 different personalities. Lastly, the home video version of Split includes a chapter where the producers, cast, and crew talk about Shyalaman’s filmmaking process and how it “gives them the freedom to executive their roles to the fullest.”

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Does M. Night Shyamalan Want To Make Unbreakable 2?

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MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD…

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M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is now out in theaters, and fans are buzzing about the film’s big twist ending, which reveals that it’s a supervillain origin story set within the same universe as Shyamalan’s 2000 film, Unbreakable.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly about the revelations of Split’s ending, M. Night Shyamalan confirmed that he has a “robust outline” for the Unbreakable 2 script, and that he’s committing to work on it soon. When asked specifically if the sequel is going to be made, Shyamalan answered, “I hope so. The answer is yes. I’m just such a wimp sometimes. I don’t know what’s going to happen when I go off in my room, a week after this film opens, to write the script. But I’m going to start writing.”

According to USA Today, Shyamalan has another original movie idea he’s “dying to do” yet figures his next film will be the trilogy finale. He’s “pretty excited” about the 10-page outline he’s got so far. “It’s very big, so that scares me a little.”

So it looks like Unbreakable 2 will be a go and potentially his next movie! THE FIRE WIRE will keep you updated on the status of the film’s production.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s Split Trailer

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Universal Pictures has revealed the first trailer for Split, the latest chiller from director M. Night Shyamalan.

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs with Split, an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind. Following last year’s breakout hit The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, The Gift) for the film.

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being.

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Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

For Split, Shyamalan and Blum reassemble their core team from The Visit, the No. 1-grossing horror film of 2015. Their fellow collaborators include producer Marc Bienstock and executive producers Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider.

Split is set to open in theaters January 20, 2017.

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Watch M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit Trailer

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The first trailer has just been released for The Visit, the latest from The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs writer and director M. Night Shyamalan.

The Visit tells the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

The stylish teaser poster for the release offers up three of “Grandma’s Rules”: 1) Have a great time; 2) Eat as much as you want; and the ominious 3) Don’t ever leave your room after 9:30 pm.

The film stars Kathryn Hahn (Tomorrowland, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Ed Oxenbould (Julien, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), Deanna Dunagan (“Unforgettable,” Have a Little Faith), Peter McRobbie (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” Lincoln) and Olivia DeJonge (“Hiding,” The Sisterhood of Night).

Produced by Jason Blum and Blumhouse Pictures, The Visit hits theaters on September 11, opening opposite Screen Gems’ The Perfect Guy, Sony Pictures Classics’ Coming Home and Open Road Films’ Triple Nine, John Hillcoat’s crime drama ensemble.

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