Night Shyamalan Unveils 'Split'/'Unbreakable' Sequel Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

Yup, it's official: M. Night Shyamalan is making a sequel to both Unbreakable and Split. "'Unbreakable" in 2000, grossed $248 million worldwide on $75 million budget.

Shyamalan tells The Hollywood Reporter that the twist wasn't an add-on: it was 15 years in the making.

The writer-director announced the news on Twitter on Wednesday after months of teasing a new script he's been writing.

Glass will see Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson reprise theirs roles from Unbreakable, while James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy will return to their roles from Split and see the two films "collide" in a super sequel. As the filmmaker puts it, it's always been his "dream" to do a film tying these two stories together. And then there will be Taylor-Joy's Casey Cooke, who showed off some powers of her own at the end of Split. Blumhouse Productions and Universal are partnering on the film, and the director says it's set to come out January 18, 2019. There was a long stretch between 2000's Unbreakable release and the premiere of Split in 2017, and there was no guarantee that audience's appetite for Shyamalan's particular brand of thriller would stay high.


"I wanted to do a movie about him because I just loved him so much, and I thought it's a rich world for storytelling, so I was super, super excited to finally make it", said Shyamalan.

Glass will pick up right where Split leaves off, with David chasing after Kevin's superhuman figure The Beast "in a series of escalating encounters".

If you've seen Split (or if you haven't and don't care to have it spoilt), you'll remember that it turns out James McAvoy's beastly villain is actually a part of the same movie world where Bruce Willis' indestructible hero from Unbreakable resides.


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