When Unbreakable landed on DVD way back in 2000, it skimped on the special features, and there weren't any deleted scenes for fans to pore over. Now, we'll finally get to see what was left on the cutting room floor, and we have to wonder if this was director M. Night Shyamalan's plan all along, as he reuses never-before-seen footage from his superhero classic for this new action thriller Glass.
M. Night Shyamalan spent the early teens in director's jail after a string of big budget bombs failed to resonate with audiences. But he officially got his career back on track with the 2016 shocker Split, which contained one of Shyamalan's signature twist endings. Only this time, the ending directly connected to his movie Unbreakable, bringing back Bruce Willis as David Dunn. Now, Glass will serve as the third chapter in this saga of humans with super powers.
M. Night Shyamalan was recently interviewed about his impending sequel to both Unbreakable and Split. And he divulged that he has a very interesting avenue into tying these fan-favorites together. That includes using some old footage he apparently had hidden away from the world.
"I don't want to give too much away but you do see moments of the original Unbreakable... scenes you didn't get to see."
There has been some confusion over the timeline between the three movies. M. Night Shyamalan has officially cleared up those questions, offering up the definitive timeline for his epic trilogy. Glass is set 16 years after David Dunn first discovered he was a real-life Superman with incredible strength. But it has only been about two-to-three weeks since the events in Split unleashed the Beast played by David McAvoy.
It's speculated that some of the unused Unbreakable footage will be used to fill the gap between the first and third installments. A big part of Unbreakable was the relationship between David Dunn and his son Joseph. Spencer Treat Clark is confirmed to be reprising his role as Joseph, so some of that relationship will still be in play when it comes time for the story in Glass to unspool.
Spencer Treat Clark has aged in real time for the sequel, with Shyamalan comparing the character to what Richard Linklater did with his coming-of-age drama Boyhood. Everyone will get a chance to experience the magic when Glass hits theaters in just a few weeks, arriving on January 18.
On January 12, The popular Alamo Drafthouse will be holding their Shyamalanathon, a triple feature that brings Unbreakable, Split and Glass all together on one screen for one big night of fun. Tickets are free, first come first served, but you do have to buy a $5 food voucher if you want to attend. Shyamalan will also be doing a Q&A that will be simulcast to participating Drafthouse theaters across the country. This news all comes direct from Fandago.