James McAvoy in First Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Thriller 'Split'
"He knows what you're here for. He listens to me…" Shyamalan is back with another thriller. Universal has unveiled a trailer for Split, the latest film written & directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The psychological supernatural thriller stars James McAvoy as a man haunted by 23 different personalities in his mind as part of dissociative identity disorder. The full cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy (from The Witch), Haley Lu Richardson, Kim Director, Jessica Sula, Sterling K. Brown, Betty Buckley and Brad William Henke. This looks very interesting, unlike any kind of psychological thriller we've seen before, and I think that's a good thing. The multiple personalities concept is intriguing, and I'm curious if there's a big twist.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for M. Night Shyamalan's Split, direct from YouTube:
Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart. Actress Anya Taylor-Joy said in an interview that Split "is not a horror film". Split is both written and directed by Indian-American filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, of the films The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, Lady in the Water, The Happening, The Last Airbender, After Earth previously, and The Visit most recently. Produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum of Blumhouse. Universal will open Split in theaters everywhere starting January 20th, 2017 early next year. Thoughts?