M. Night Shyamalan confirms Glass now shooting in Philly

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Sep 3, 2019, 8:00 AM EDT (Updated)

We know that shared universes are all the rage these days, and that writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming film, Glass, will be following that trend by weaving characters from two of his best prior films — Split and Unbreakable — into its narrative. And now, thanks to the tweeting creator himself, we know that shooting is currently underway.

Shyamalan has been ramping up the tweets in the last month or so while doing location scouting around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

Those actors include Unbreakable’s Bruce Willis returning as the indestructible David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson’s fragile Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass; as well as Split’s Anya Taylor-Joy as the tenacious Casey Cook and James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb, aka The Beast, Patricia, Dennis, and Hedwig, among others vying for playing time.

As of a week ago, Shyamalan admitted to being “nervous and excited” about how all this would play out once they began work on the 39-day shoot of the “muscular” 134-page script.

Hopefully, now that Glass is finally underway, his nerves are settled and the company and crew are getting down to the business of making a great movie when it’s finally released on Jan. 18, 2019.  

Here's the early synopsis:

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 riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.

Are you eager to see how these two seemingly different films play together in the same universe? Let us know in the comments!

(via Collider)