There’s going to be a new M. Night Shyamalan movie called Split. The film will star Scottish actor James McAvoy as a man with multiple personality disorder who kidnaps three girls.
This movie looks nuts. This role is an interesting choice for McAvoy who will need to frequently shift from character to character. At first the trailer seems absolutely terrifying but I have to admit, it does lose something when McAvoy’s gimmick is revealed. I’d rather be kidnapped by someone with multiple personalities than a straight-up psycho.
This film is a reunion between Shyamalan and low-budget production specialist Jason Blum who previously teamed up on The Visit last year. My early bet is that this will be another low-budget success for Blum’s production company.
Shyamalan is one of the more interesting filmmakers working today. Although he is hit-or-miss when it comes to his movies, I am definitely excited to see his latest film. It also looks like Split will take seriously the psychological disorder that it prominently features.