– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This year has been a great year for horror and thriller films. Between movies like Get Out, Annabelle: Creation, and the upcoming IT (which we hope will end up being good), it certainly marks a solid one for the genre. One other film to be brought into the conversation is M. Night Shyamalan’s Split.

After years of either divisive or straight-up bad movies, some fans were beginning to wonder if we would ever see Shyamalan return to his former glory. Last year’s The Visit was a promising start, and Split marked an actual return to form, and not just because it tied into one of this earlier films, Unbreakable. The movie itself was both an intriguing story and it also showed a definite evolution of the filmmaker’s style.

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When last we heard, the sequel, Glass, would be aiming for a September 25 shoot date, but based on a new tweet from M. Night himself, it sounds like we’ll be getting something closer to October 3.

So right now, Shyamalan’s in the middle of storyboarding the upcoming film, and is less than two months from actually calling action on this sequel to both Unbreakable and Split.

The official synopsis for Glass is 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.”

Are you excited to see this film to hit the big screen? Let us know down below!

Glass is set to hit theaters on January 18, 2019.

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SOURCE: M. Night Shyamalan (via Twitter)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.