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Samuel L. Jackson has said of working with James McAvoy on this movie that, "As good as I like to think I am or what I do and how I do it, watching somebody transform characters in front of your eyes and have an argument with four different people is pretty amazing."
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The hospital where the movie was filmed was an actual former mental hospital located in Allentown, PA
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While promoting this movie at the 2018 Comic-Con, Writer and Director M. Night Shyamalan noted that the film was "a once-in-a-lifetime movie in that Disney arm Buena Vista International, which owns the rights to Unbreakable (2000), and Split (2016) studio Universal Pictures, agreed to team for the film." As he continued, "I don't think this will ever happen again, where two studios had two IPs they completely owned, and I said 'Can we make a sequel to both, and you guys share it?' and they said 'Yes.'"
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This movie had a 39-day shoot that started on October 2, 2017, with a script comprising 134 pages.
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It took M. Night Shyamalan nineteen years to make the trilogy, as the release date suggests (which is 2019). Unbreakable (2000) was being developed shortly after the success of The Sixth Sense (1999). Sixteen years later, Split (2016) came out, and shortly after it, this movie was announced.
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Creator M. Night Shyamalan talks about the importance of colors in this movie. " I chose green for David Dunn because psychologically it is associated with life giving properties. David is the protector of life." "I chose ochre or mustard for The Beast because this color is associated with religious ceremonies. Hindu and Buddhist. A monks robe. I see The Beast as an evangelist. A preacher who wants to help save The Broken." and "Finally, I chose purple for Mr Glass because this color has been associated with royalty. Majestic qualities. Elijah sees himself as important. A main character of comics."
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This is the first M. Night Shyamalan film to be a co-production between two major film studios: Universal Pictures and Touchstone Pictures (the latter is one of the film studios owned by the Walt Disney Company). The film is also Shyamalan's first film with The Walt Disney Company since The Village (2004).
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This marks the fifth time Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson have appeared in a movie together, the others being Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), and Unbreakable (2000).
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Under normal circumstances, this would be a nightmare of red tape to pass through because Unbreakable and Split were produced by different studios. Instead, this is the first ever film co-production between Universal and Disney, who have been heated rivals in both the film and theme park businesses for more than half a century. Prior to this film, most Universal/Disney co-productions were relegated to television, most notably Monk. Reportedly, Disney had no problem letting Split introduce David Dunn into The Stinger, so long as they had some input on a full sequel.
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James Mcavoy based one of his 23 multiple personalities on a young Saoirse Ronan. The pair had worked together on " Atonement ".
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The comic book theme was first introduced in Unbreakable (2000), and alliteration is frequently seen in the names of comic book characters (Peter Parker, Bruce Banner, et cetera). This movie follows this theme with superhero David Dunn and supervillain Kevin Crumb.
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The original script for Unbreakable included Kevin as an emerging villain for David to face against, but Shyamalan could never make it work within the confines of a single movie. Thus Kevin ended up split off into his own movie, with this film as the culmination of the original idea.
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According to Writer and Director M. Night Shyamalan, this movie is "the first truly grounded comic book movie."
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Writer and Director M. Night Shyamalan drew inspiration from the following comic books: Saga, Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire, Sand Castle, Paper Girls, Daytripper, and Last Look.
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When a comatose, and hospitalized Elijah Price/Mr. Glass sees David Dunn, his arch nemesis, has joined him in the same sanitarium, he finally breaks from his catatonia and cracks a small, menacing half-grin. This is eerily similar to a scene in Frank Miller's acclaimed "The Dark Knight Returns", as an incarcerated, seemingly catatonic Joker breaks from his slumber with a sinister half-grin upon seeing Batman returning to Gotham City. In both scenarios, the villain regains their purpose and drive once their old enemy returns to the job.
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Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Spencer Treat Clark, and Charlayne Woodard reprise their roles 19 years after Unbreakable. Willis already reappeared as Dunn in a small cameo at the end of Split in 2017, which established a Shared Universe with Unbreakable.
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This is the third movie where James McAvoy had to shave his head, after X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and Split (2016).
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Writer and Director M. Night Shyamalan set the release date at January 18, 2019, when he announced this movie.
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This is the second M. Night Shyamalan movie to be released in IMAX. The first being After Earth (2013).
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The film is a proper sequel to Unbreakable and comes out 19 years afterward.
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This is M. Night Shyamalan's thirteenth directorial feature.
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Creator M. Night Shyamalan has that "As the characters believe in the comic book world the primary colors in the film become more dominate. As they stop believing they fade to a monochromatic world. The pink room where they do therapy is pink, red fading to white, because this is where they stop believing."
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This movie was announced on April 16, 2017, shortly after Split (2016) was out of the theaters.
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Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Elijah, is five years older than Charlayne Woodard, who plays Elijah's mother.
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Many cast members have previously starred in other superhero/comic book movies. Bruce Willis starred in Sin City (2005) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), Spencer Treat Clark in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013), James McAvoy in the X-Men film franchise, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and as Octopus in The Spirit (2008), Anya Taylor Joy in New Mutants (2019), and Sarah Paulson in The Spirit (2008).
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This is to be the first movie released under Disney's Touchstone Pictures label since Strange Magic (2015) not to be a motion picture released under the DreamWorks Pictures deal from 2011 to 2016.
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The movie was announced via M. Night Shyamalan's twitter on April 26, 2017.
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-While there was interest in creating a sequel to Unbreakable following its release, Touchstone Pictures opted not to finance one at that time despite the film's solid box office performance. Shyamalan set out on writing Split using a character he had written for Unbreakable but pulled from the script due to balance issues. Shyamalan realized the opportunity he had to create a trilogy of works, and adapted the ending of Split to establish the film as within the Unbreakable narrative. This included securing the rights to use Willis' Unbreakable character from Disney, with the promise of including them within the production and distribution of this third film alongside Universal Pictures should it be made. Split was a financial and critical success, and by April 2017, Shyamalan announced that he had started the production process for Glass.
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Bruce Willis and Sarah Paulson appeared in the Ocean's film franchise. Bruce had a cameo in Ocean's Twelve (2004), and Sarah was in Ocean's Eight (2018).
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  • Unpublished sequences of Unbreakable:--Mr. Night Shyamalan has been able to incorporate unseen footage from Unbreakable into Glass for scenes depicting the memories of David Dunn or Joseph.
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M. Night Shyamalan has said that the original cut of the film had a run time of nearly three and a half hours. He "trimmed it up a bit" by cutting three of Kevin Crumb's twenty-three personalties out of the film.
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  • Shooting:--The filming of Glass lasted 39 days. It began on October 2, 2017. Part of the scenes were shot in a psychiatric hospital that actually existed in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Staci Hagenbaugh, exterior manager, had a track that could match the expectations of the production.
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  • 19 years later:--19 years after Unbreakable, Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard are back in the roles of David Dunn's son (Bruce Willis) and Elijah's mother (Samuel L Jackson).
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  • Shyamalan psychologist:--Where Unbreakable followed a man whom his modest image of himself had blinded to his true power; where Split explored the mortal power of a monster created by a traumatized mind, Glass is interested in the very essence of identity by asking a question: are we objectively what we are, or rather the physical result of what does our mind shape and determine? Are you a superhero if you think you are, even if it's just a fantasy.
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  • Split, McAvoy and Joaquin Phoenix:--Initially, it was Joaquin Phoenix who was to play Kevin's role in Split and filmed for the third time under the direction of Mr. Night Shyamalan, after Signs and The Village. Unfortunately, the discussions with the actor never succeeded and it is ultimately James McAvoy who inherited the character.
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  • Build each personality:--Every personality played by James McAvoy had to have a distinct voice and presence; the director and the actor therefore worked to define each identity.
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  • Terrifying images:--To create a terrifying and dark atmosphere, Mr. Night Shyamalan appealed to the director of photography, Mike Gioulakis. The latter is none other than the person responsible for the oppressive atmosphere of It Follows, the little surprise of the horror / horror genre released in 2015. It is also after seeing this film that the director of Sixth Sense decided to to hire the services of the chief operator for Split then Glass.
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  • Impro or not improve:--While Mr. Night Shyamalan is keen to follow his script to the letter, he nonetheless encourages actors to contribute.
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  • Anya Taylor-Joy soulmate of McAvoy:--Anya Taylor-Joy has such an intense connection with her character that it scared her to find him.
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  • A troubling actress:--The talented young actress Anya Taylor-Joy, only 22 years old, held the top bill in Split before returning to her role as Casey in Glass. The actress was revealed in the horror film The Witch, very noticed when it was released in June 2016.
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  • Principal photography on the film began on October 2, 2017 in Philadelphia, following a week of rehearsals. Shyamalan planned for a 39-day shoot in this period. On October 31, 2017 it was reported that Shyamalan was filming at the Allentown State Hospital for the film and would be filming there for a few weeks. On December 12, Shyamalan revealed that 4 scenes are being planned to be shot in January 2018, stating he'd have to travel for those. On February 16, 2018, a scene was filmed at Bryn Mawr College in the athletic center.
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  • Sam and Bruce, 5th!:--Glass marks the 5th collaboration between Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson after Fatal Alarm, Pulp Fiction, A Day in Hell and Unbreakable.
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  • MG Initials:--One of the biggest advantages of working with actors who have all played their characters before is that they bring their own ideas for certain clothes and accessories. For one scene, costume designer Paco Delgado had dressed Elijah Price with a tie with a hairpin, but the artist was not satisfied with the hairpin.
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  • Visual effects:--One of the hallmarks of Mr. Night Shyamalan's films is the seamless integration of visual effects into a real world. Unlike almost every other great studio movie - and certainly every superhero movie - its effects never draw attention to them. In appearance, it is often impossible to say which elements, if any, are computer generated. This is explained both by a pure creative will and by practical considerations.
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X-Men comics visible in the comic book store scenes. James McAvoy, of course, is known to audiences for playing young Charles Xavier in the X-Men films.
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Many Marvel comics are on display in the comic book store scenes. Samuel L. Jackson is also known to audiences as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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