Samuel L. Jackson Teases New Movie 'Glass' And Praises James McAvoy's Performance
Glass, anyone? The eagerly-awaited film is the final part of M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable trilogy, scheduled to land 19 years since the original movie hit the big screen (does that make you feel old?) and three years after standalone sequel Split.
The new film stars Samuel L. Jackson in the lead role of Mr Glass - he'll be joined by James McAvoy as the Beast from Split and Bruce Willis as David Dunn from Unbreakable, and will continue (and finish) the stories of both those movies.
Now Jackson has teased what the film has in store for fans while also praising co-star McAvoy for 'impressing' him during filming. Bet McAvoy had a serious case of chufties.
Jackson told Collider about the project, his character's motivations and how incredible his co-star is (like we didn't already know).
He said: "All of a sudden, my character has the thing he wanted: the heroic good guy, the bad guy, and I get to be in the middle of them.
"It has a distinct satisfaction if you remember what his theory was all along, that there are people out here with extraordinary powers who can do extraordinary things.
"[It was] very exciting to make. Really wonderful sitting in a room and watching James do what James does.
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"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."
When McAvoy starred in Split, playing a man with multiple personality disorder (and no less than 23 different personalities), it was widely regarded as one of the best performances of his career. And it sounds like that will be in full force once again for the sequel.
Hopefully, whatever director and producer Shyamalan has in store with Glass will be equally memorable.
Jackson added: "I remember when Night called me last year to say, 'I need you to watch this movie I just made, and after you watch it, I'll tell you what I'm thinking'.
"So I watched Split, and at the end of it, we get Bruce in the café and the woman talks to him about Mr. Glass. I was like, 'So are we gonna make this movie?' And Night says, 'Well, it depends on the opening weekend'."
Glass was therefore hurried and is set to be released by Blumhouse and Universal on 18 January 2019.
Come on 2019, hurry hurry.
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