We’re a long way from the heyday of M. Night Shyamalan, but his name still generates cautious excitement in certain circles. And a new trailer for his upcoming movie Split is certain to generate even more cautious excitement.
Split is a thriller in the Dressed to Kill vein, about a mentally ill person with murderous tendencies. It’s an idea that goes back at least half a century or so, but hopefully Shyamalan will put a modern, less-regressive spin on it (and even if he doesn’t, it’s still likely to be an extremely entertaining movie). Handling the split-personality performance is James McAvoy, who as a result gets to try on a lot of different costumes and voices in a single movie.
You can get a taste of some of those voices and costumes by watching the first official trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split below. The movie comes out in January, but in the meantime you can take a look at its official site here.
Here’s the trailer: