– by Joseph Jammer Medina

 Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for the film Split.

Earlier this year, M. Night Shyamalan released a surprise in the form of Split, a horror/thriller very much in the vein of the cool stories he used to tell early on in his career. However, the real surprise didn’t come until the end of the film, when it was revealed that the film actually took place in the same universe as Unbreakable, one of Shyamalan’s early hits.

Split took off at the box office, taking in nearly $275 million in box office grosses so far, easily making up its $9 million budget, and securing the possibility of a sequel. Shyamalan wasn’t shy about his enthusiasm, and since then, he’s taken to Twitter to share his progress on the script for the upcoming sequel, which will see the culmination of both Unbreakable and Split.

Now, Universal has officially announced a title, sequel, and synopsis for the film. Continuing the trend of single-word titles, the new film will be titled Glass, and the synopsis is as follows:

“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.”

Glass is set to hit theaters on January 18, 2019. So, the film is already slated to hit just south of two year from the release of Split.

Count us in for this third installment. The world Shyamalan created back in 2000 was intriguing enough, but to see it grow has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The synopsis seems interesting and creatively fulfilling, but let’s hope that now that the spotlight is back on Shyamalan, that the film will be able to live up to expectations.

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SOURCE: Universal (via Screen Rant)

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.