‘Split’ Trailer 2: Meet James McAvoy’s 23 Personalities

The human mind is truly magnificent. No one knows truly how it works. No one can say what we’re truly capable of doing be is great or truly horrible things. This thought has given storytellers a lot of premises to work with especially in the horror/ psychological thriller genres.

Universal has released the second trailer for  M. Night Shyamalan‘s SplitThe film stars James McAvoy as Kevin, a person with 23 personalities inside his bodies. Kevin is seen terrorising a group of girls whom he’s kidnapped and they one by one meet all his other personalities.

While the first trailer had a Hitchcockian feel to it, this one is a cold and scary one. Though it gives away what would’ve been an awesome twist, the trailer keeps you invested into the story. Also, props go to McAvoy for giving what seems a solid performance which could’ve been downright comical. Last year’s The Visit proved that Shyamalan still has it in him, could this be the film that puts him back on the map as an A-list talent? We’ll find out this January.

Watch the second trailer for Split below

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The film also stars Betty Buckley and Anya Taylor-Joy.

Split opens in theaters on January 20, 2017.

Here’s the official plot synopsis for the film:

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs with Split, an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind. Following last year’s breakout hit The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, The Gift) for the film.

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.

For Split, Shyamalan and Blum reassemble their core team from The Visit, the No. 1-grossing horror film of 2015. Their fellow collaborators include producer Marc Bienstock and executive producers Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider.

Split Poster

Kenneth Sequeira

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