McAvoy's Personalities Frighten in Second Trailer for Shyamalan's 'Split'
"An individual with multiple personalities can change their body chemistry with their thoughts." Universal has revealed a second trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's newest twisted horror thriller Split, starring James McAvoy as a man with 23 different personalities. He kidnaps three different girls, who try to figure out how to escape his prison. 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. Jeremy's review from Fantastic Fest, where this film showed up as surprise screening, raved that it's Shyamalan's "absolute best horror film to date", adding that there is an "inherent creepiness to everything happening" with the three girls. This looks damn good, an attention-grabbing trailer. I want to see it for McAvoy alone.
Here's the second trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Split, direct from Universal's 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?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
I thought the 1st trailer was perfect actually...except the scene with "He's done awful things to people and he'll do awful things to you". That bit sends me into cringe city every time LOL.
Jorrell Mcdaniel on Oct 26, 2016
I think she will be okay and Kevin will die in the end. If this is how it ends up, it will be sad and upsetting.
DAVIDPD on Oct 26, 2016
Looks pretty crazy.
grimjob on Oct 26, 2016
I'm split, too. I mean, it's a good acting challenge for McAvoy, but is Shyamalan good enough to make this worthy of watch? This one could be a good trailer but not so good a film ..
shiboleth on Oct 26, 2016
Shyamalan is a genius if he wants to be, and doing things he knows best:suspense and super natural movies...
ari smulders on Oct 29, 2016
I hope he will prove you right, Ari, I certainly do. But we can't be really sure in it, right? Shyamalan's directing history has not always been so great ...
shiboleth on Oct 29, 2016
Unbreakable is still one of my favorite films. I will give him the benefit of a doubt. Looks good!
Sascha Dikiciyan on Oct 26, 2016
I loved the visit, unbreakable and the sixth sense. Yes he had period of wanting to much, but if he keeps it small he is one of the best...
ari smulders on Oct 28, 2016
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