how did M. Night Shyamalan recycle scenes from Unbreakable?

This Thursday, January 12 at 9:10 p.m., M6 is broadcasting Glass by M.Night Shyamalan. Released in theaters in 2019, this feature film is the third part of a trilogy initiated almost twenty years earlier with Unbreakable. The opportunity for the director to use scenes fromUnbreakable tours at the time and which he had not used.

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Fans of the fantastic and mysterious universe of M. Night Shyamalan, do not miss Glass, broadcast on M6 this Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 9:10 p.m.! Unpublished in clear, this feature film by the director of the cult Sixth Sense (with Bruce Willis and the young Haley Joel Osmond, who has changed a lot since) is the third part of a trilogy made up of the films Unbreakable and Split. In Glassthe two protagonists of the first opus, David Dunn and Elijah Price, played respectively by Bruce Willis and Samuel L.Jacksonmeet Kevin Wendell Crumb, the main character of the film Split played by actor James McAvoy, who displays a spectacular physical transformation.

A dramaturgy imagined from the first film

In an interview with the magazine First on the occasion of the release of Glass in the cinema, M. Night Shyamalan confided that he had already developed the character embodied by James McAvoy from the writing of the scenario ofUnbreakable, but that he left it aside to focus on the antagonistic relationship between David Dunn, the unbreakable hero, and Elijah Price, who has brittle bone disease. The director therefore already had in mind the idea of ​​making a trilogy around the three characters. He first realized Split in 2016, in order to introduce the character of Kevin Wendell Crumb while slipping a little surprise into the final twist, before frankly operating the junction between the two universes in Glass.

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Scenes discarded during the editing ofUnbreakable used in Glass

In addition, M. Night Shyamalan admitted that he had kept deleted scenes fromUnbreakable and that he used them in Glass, almost twenty years later. This is the case, for example, of a scene where we see Elijah Price as a child, who gets on a thrill ride and breaks several bones because the stuffed animals and clothes he had placed around him to protect himself flew away. Absent from the film, this scene was however included in the bonuses of certain versions when it was released on DVD. In the same vein, a scene explaining the trauma of David Dunn, who almost drowned when he was a child because his classmates held his head under water, had already been made during the filming ofUnbreakable. Unused in the final cut of the first film, it therefore appears in Glass. Finally, a last scene not retained for the release of the film in cinemas in 2000 was recycled to appear in that of 2019. It is a passage where David Dunn, the character played by Bruce Willis, appears shortly before the train accident of which he is the only survivor. Clever, M. Night Shyamalan has added new shots featuring David Dunn’s father.

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