Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan certainly brought out his bag of tricks with Split, the Blumhouse horror film which grossed a remarkable $278 million on a production budget of just $9 million, and now, we’re reaping the benefits.
Roughly an hour ago, the first official trailer for the hotly anticipated sequel to his 2017 psychological feature, Glass, arrived online – after the two-time Academy Award winner shared it with those in attendance during Universal’s San Diego Comic-Con presentation earlier today, of course – and it did not disappoint.
Not just the follow-up film to Split, but Unbreakable as well, Glass – which is scheduled for release next year – has now followed up an incredible trailer with an absolutely breathtaking poster. The one-sheet – which you can check out below – features a multitude of the movie’s characters drawn onto shards of the titular amorphous solid, including Sarah Paulson’s Dr. Ellie Staple and Anya Taylor-Joy’s Casey Cooke.
Unbreakable, Shyamalan’s 2000 deconstruction of the superhero genre, orbits David Dunn (Willis), a man who comes to the realization that he’s been endowed with exceptional abilities after emerging, unscathed, from a train accident.
Split, for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, sees a mentally disturbed man with 23 different personalities, Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), abduct and imprison three teenage girls in an underground facility while he undergoes a bizarre transformation into a “merciless and cannibalistic sociopath with superhuman abilities.”
Glass will supposedly tail Dunn as he pursues Crumb’s superhuman persona, The Beast, while the “shadowy presence” of Price, aka Mr. Glass, emerges as an orchestrator, holding secrets vital to both men. Written, directed and produced by Shyamalan, it’s currently scheduled for a January 18th, 2019 release and we simply cannot wait to lay eyes on it.