M. Night Shyamalan Explains the Importance of Color in GLASS
When M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass hits theaters on Friday (January 18th), it will complete a trilogy that began with 2000’s Unbreakable and continued with 2017’s Split. Fans of Unbreakable will remember that titular villain Mr. Glass (played by Samuel L. Jackson) has an affinity for comic books, which he believes are proof that men and women with extraordinary abilities have walked the Earth for centuries.
As any comic book fan can attest, color is extremely important; not just for grabbing your attention, but for communicating mood and intent. So, it should come as no surprise that color will be extremely important and deliberate in Glass, and Shyamalan admitted as much in a series of tweet:
“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.”
Expect the hype for Glass to build to a feverish crescendo as we continue our march towards January 18th. Give the synopsis and trailer a spin below.
M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.