Universal Pictures and Buena Vista International executives said on Monday that M Night Shyamalan has begun principal photography in Philadelphia on Glass.
Universal Pictures will distribute the film in North America on January 18, 2019. Buena Vista International will handle outside North America.
The thriller weaves together the narratives of this year’s hit Split from Universal, and Touchstone’s 2000 tentpole Unbreakable.
Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass from Unbreakable. Joining them from Split are James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb and his multiple identities and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive who survived an encounter with The Beast.
Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman iteration The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while Price emerges as a puppet-master who holds secrets critical to both men.
The cast includes Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother, as well as Sarah Paulson.
Shyamalan is producing with Blumhouse Production’s Jason Blum, Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock. Steven Schneider will serve as executive produce.
Glass is a Blinding Edge Pictures and Blumhouse production. Earlier this year Split grossed $276.9m worldwide, comprising $138.1m in North America and $138.8m internationally. Unbreakable earned $248.1m globally – $95m in North America and the $153.1m balance from international markets.