If you’ve opened up this little post then you’re probably wondering what the Eastrail 177 Trilogy is?

Well, I’m here to explain.


What is the Eastrail 177 Trilogy?

The Eastrail 177 Trilogy – also known as The Unbreakable Trilogy – is a collection of movies from director M. Night Shyamalan. The name Eastrail 177 is taken from the movie, Unbreakable (2000) and refers to a train crash which sets the story in motion.


What movies feature in the Eastrail 177 Trilogy?

The Eastrail 177 Trilogy is composed of the following movies:

  • Unbreakable (2000)
  • Split (2016)
  • Glass (2019)

Who are the main characters in the Eastrail 177 Trilogy and which characters appear in which movies?

The Eastrail 177 Trilogy centres around three key characters:

  • David Dunn (Bruce Willis) – Unbreakable, Split & Glass
  • Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) – Unbreakable & Glass
  • Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) – Split & Glass

Now let’s break down the movies:

What is Unbreakable about?

Unbreakable follows David Dunn and Elijah Price as they develop an unlikely friendship. Price believes Dunn is a super hero and goes to great lengths to prove his theory.

What is Split about?

Split is a psychological horror movie focusing on Kevin, a troubled man coping with dissociative identity disorder. The film largely concerns itself with Kevin (and his many personalities) and only at the last minute is it revealed that Split is a sequel to Unbreakable.

What is Glass about?

Glass unites David Dunn, Kevin Wendell Crumb and Elijah Price. The movie delves into the connection between the three characters.

Is the Eastrail 177 Trilogy based on a comic book?

The Eastrail 177 Trilogy is NOT based on a comic book, BUT the movies focus on the idea of real-world super heroes & villains.

Unbreakable, in particular, plays upon many tropes established in the super hero/comic book genre (costumes, abilities etc). The film is often considered to be one of the best entries in the super hero/comic book genre, even though the story is not adapted from a comic.

Should you want to visit/revisit any of the movies that feature in the Eastrail 177 Trilogy, then all are available on DVD and Blu-ray. Digital copies of Unbreakable, Split, and Glass are also available to purchase digitally from Amazon.

And now you know.


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