First Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s New Thriller ‘Split’

James McAvoy & Anya Taylor-Joy

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Split, the latest film from M. Night Shyamalan.

The upcoming psychological supernatural thriller stars James McAvoy as a psychopath harboring 23 identities.

Also starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson, Kim Director, Sterling K. Brown, and Brad William Henke, Split is set to open in theaters January 20, 2017. Check out the first trailer and poster below.

Well, that’s a very good trailer. Thank god Shyamalan is doing edgier stuff.

M. Night Shyamalan’s Thriller

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.