So the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s latest movie “Split” just dropped and it looks like he just might have another winner under his belt. His last movie “The Visit” was in my opinion a damn fine fright flick. I’ve always known the guy just needed to let go of the whole “family” style supernatural thriller and just go full on into the horror genre. I’m not sure what rating this movie is going to get but I’m hoping perhaps this one will get an R rating and see Night really cut loose. I mean he did some pretty shocking shit (literally) with The Visit. This one totally grabbed me with the trailer as we see James McAvoy playing a full on crazy person suffering from some serious multiple personality disorders!!
“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.”
It seems that McAvoy’s character has some final personality manifesting itself that is referred to as “the beast” which sounds like it could really go in any direction knowing how Night’s movies usually operate. I for one have never given up on M. Night Shyamalan and I’m pretty happy to say I’m stoked on seeing this come January 2017!