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M Night Shyamalan announces joint sequel to Unbreakable and Split

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Story by Jack Foley

M NIGHT Shyamalan has announced that his new film will act as a sequel to both Split, his recent hit multiple-personality thriller starring James McAvoy, and Unbreakable, the superhero film featuring Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson.

The director made the announcement in a series of Tweets, beginning with the notion that he could “finally answer the No.1 question I get, ‘Are you making a f#&@ing sequel to Unbreakable or what?’”

He continued that it was “always my dream” to have both Split and Unbreakable “collide in this third film”, which will be called Glass.

In further good news, Unbreakable’s Willis and Jackson, and Split’s McAvoy and Anya Taylor Joy will appear in Glass.

Beyond that, however, very little has been revealed about the film except a release date of January 18, 2019.

However, the title of the film may well refer directly to Jackson’s character – a comic-book dealer with a genetic bone disease, nicknamed Mr Glass. It could be that he is the central figure of the new film.

Split, which features McAvoy as a man with dissociative identity disorder who kidnaps several girls, took more than $274m at the global box office, restoring Shyamalan’s reputation as a filmmaker following several high-profile box office flops.

It also features a climax that ties directly into Unbreakable – a move that prompted plenty of speculation that a sequel was about to happen.

Shyamalan made his name with his 1999 debut, The Sixth Sense, which remains his most commercially successful film, having grossed more than $672m globally.

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