‘Split’ Trailer #2: M Night Shyamalan’s New Thriller with James McAvoy

Split star James McAvoy
James McAvoy stars in ‘Split’ (Photo © 2016 Universal Pictures)

Universal Pictures just released the second official trailer for Split, writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller. Shyamalan (The Village, Sixth Sense, Wayward Pines) also produced Split which stars James McAvoy (the X-Men franchise) as a man with 23 different personalities. The cast also includes Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Betty Buckley (Pretty Little Liars), Jessica Sula (Recovery Road), and Haley Lu Richardson (The Edge of Seventeen). Universal Pictures has set a January 20, 2017 theatrical release date for Split.

The Plot: 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 (McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (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 (Taylor-Joy), 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.

Watch the Split trailer: