The end of last week saw Samuel L. Jackson wrap his shooting on Glass, M. Night Shyamalan’s sequel to both last year’s Split, and 2000’s Unbreakable.

Jackson is reprising his role from Unbreakable – that of Elijah Price, also known as the self-styled supervillain Mr. Glass, for whom the sequel is named.

Production on Glass began in October, and shooting has taken place in Philadelphia. In a tweet, director Shyamalan announced that not only was Jackson finished, but only one week of filming remains.

This trilogy has seen a dream of Shyamalan’s finally realised, with almost two decades between the first and last instalments. Split was never advertised as a sequel to unbreakable, however, in the film’s final scene, we saw David Dunn, Bruce WillisUnbreakable protagonist. Shyamalan has even said that the character of Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) the central character of Split, was originally written for Unbreakable, but the writer/director ended up cutting the character. And now, everything will come full circle when Crumb’s alter-ego, the Beast, will face off against Dunn in Glass.

Split’s success, grossing $278 million worldwide, with a production budget of only $9 million, was a welcome change for Shyamalan, who has had a run of disappointing films – be it critically or financially – in the last few years.

Revisiting the world of Unbreakable, Shyamalan is setting expectations high, especially with Jackson, Willis and McAvoy sharing the screen. Let’s hope that everything comes together, and the director can deliver another fan-favourite.

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