Split is one of the most successful films of the year. M Night Shyamalan’s psychological horror, starring James McAvoy as a man with multiple personalities who kidnaps three teenage girls, was both a critical and commercial comeback for the director who has finally thrown off years of releasing mediocre films like The Last Airbender, and The Happening.
Spoiler Warning for Split
Split was also a surprise second instalment of Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, with that film’s star Bruce Willis making an appearance at the end of Split. Willis reprised his role as David Dunn, who will face The Horde, the entity McAvoy’s character became at the end of Split.
Now Collider has shared the official synopsis for the follow-up to Split entitled 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.
This confirms Samuel L Jackson’s reprising the role of the villainous Mr Glass.
Shyamalan and Split star James McAvoy recently spoke to Empire about film.
“It’s weird. It’s long. It’s the longest outline I’ve ever had. It has so many characters… I hope if Split is a success, I’ll have the opportunity to finish the story. I want to finish it, so this is the third one.
“When I first read the script, it wasn’t there,” McAvoy told Empire. “There was some weird little allusion to the fact that it might be linked to Unbreakable, but it was so subtle I kinda discounted it. Then on the last day of rehearsals I was like, ‘mate, is this thing linked to that thing?’ It was honestly the most subtle thing you could ever have written. None but the greatest fanboy alive would ever have noticed it. So it went from being a tiny music cue to a whole fullblown scene with a major movie star in it.”
Glass is set to debut in cinemas in January 2018