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Published On: Sun, May 14th, 2017

Producer Jason Blum talks ‘Glass’ budget, ‘Split 2’ script plans

M. Night Shyamalan’s second time working with produce Jason Blum, Split, proved to be a big, big surprise and box office success. Now Blum spoke about the sequel, links to Shyamalan’s Unbreakable.

“The budget is more traditional, still by Hollywood standards a very low budget, but it is not $5 million.”

Split‘s budget was reported to be $9 million and grossed $275 million. This new film, Glass, will center on James McAvoy’s “The Horde” crossing paths with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson from Shyamalan’s 2000 supernatural thriller.

Universal Pictures has announced that Shyamalan will have McAvoy, Willis, Jackson, and Split Final Girl Anya Taylor-Joy back, starring, and the film has already been dated for release in early 2019.

Blum revealed that he hasn’t yet seen the script as Shyamalan is still writing, but they’re aiming to begin production this year: “We hope so, I hope so. We have a release date in January of 2019, so we have to start shooting pretty soon.”

Willis and Jackson are both busy guys, so lining those two schedules up is key. Although, since both actors have expressed enthusiasm about reprising their Unbreakable roles in the past.

 

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