Universal Pictures has debuted a second trailer for Split, writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan’s 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) for the film, which stars James McAvoy (Victor Frankenstein, X-Men: Apocalypse), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, upcoming Morgan), Betty Buckley (The Happening), Jessica Sula (Honeytrap, “Recovery Road”), and Haley Lu Richardson (The Bronze, “Recovery Road”).
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), 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 opens in theaters on January 20, 2017.