- 30 Jan 19
Famed for his classic supernatural horror The Sixth Sense, director M. Night Shyamalan discusses Glass, the epic final instalment in his Eastrail 177 superhero trilogy.
M. Night Shyamalan has not been sleeping well. This month sees the release of Glass, the final installment of his Eastrail 177 trilogy, which began nearly two decades ago with Unbreakable, and received a late, surprise follow-up with Split in 2016. While I understand feeling excited anticipation for the release of Glass, I’m confused by the source of Shyamalan’s anxiety. Of course, since becoming a household name with the classic supernatural horror The Sixth Sense, the director has had a notoriously rocky relationship with critics. But Unbreakable was a critical hit, and not only did Split receive generally good reviews, it also grossed over $278 million worldwide, on a budget of $9 million. Somehow, I think Glass will do just fine.
Though, to be fair, I didn’t personally invest millions of dollars in Glass – Shyamalan did. And now he’s waiting to see if his gamble paid off.
“It’s very scary and unnerving and hopefully in ten days I’ll be able to sleep properly again!” says the filmmaker.