The first trailer for M. Night’s Split already had me hooked based off it’s premise and the performances shown. Today’s trailer somehow manages to improve on all that, showcasing just how good James McAvoy is, while stepping up the thrill factor.
As popular as it’s been to hate on M. Night Shyamalan, I’ve long adored the man’s early films and am excited to see his comeback continuing. Split looks like another great film from the director. What do you guys think of the new trailer?
While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being.
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 (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), 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.
Split hits theaters on January 20, 2017.