It wasn’t long after release of his unconventional superhero thriller “Unbreakable” that “Sixth Sense” author and director M. Night Shyamalan announced that he wanted to make a sequel. But first he had to shoot the thriller “Split”. And when this was a success, not only with the critics but also with audiences, Shyamalan announced an “Unbreakable” sequel via Twitter in April 2017 alongside the sequel to “Split”. Shortly afterwards, the director announced that he wanted to merge “Unbreakable” and “Split”. And thus we have “Glass”, a summit with the stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy. Ultimately, the three films have been formed into a classic three-act structure, a common pattern from comics. Revealing more at this point would be to take away from the surprise of “Glass”. We’re only going to let on this much: A knowledge of “Unbreakable” and “Split” is a big part of understanding what happens in “Glass”.
Article 17. January 2019
Mix of Big-Screen Hits: “Unbreakable” + “Split” = “Glass”
With the superhero thriller “Glass”, M. Night Shyamalan combines the plot of “Unbreakable” with his surprise success “Split” – with James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.