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M. Night Shyamalan’s Split Delves Into the Fractured Mind with Trailer and Poster

Genre fans can now enter the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind, as Universal Pictures has released the new official trailer, poster and stills for its upcoming thriller, ‘Split.’ The drama marks writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s return to the captivating grip of his some of his most acclaimed films, including ‘The Sixth Sense,’ ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Signs.’

‘Split’ is set to be released in theaters on January 20, 2017 by Universal Pictures. The studio also distributed last year’s breakout horror hit ‘The Visit,’ which Shyamalan also scribed and helmed. The filmmaker’s upcoming film reunites him with producer Jason Blum, who also worked on ‘The Visit.’

Universal Pictures has released the following synopsis for ‘Split’:

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.

While working on ‘Split,’ Shyamalan and Blum reassembled their core team from ‘The Visit,’ which was the highest grossing horror film of 2015. Their fellow collaborators include producer Marc Bienstock and executive producers Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider. In addition to McAvoy, Taylor-Joy and Buckley, the thriller also stars Jessica Sula and Haley Lu Richardson.

Watch the official trailer for, and check out the poster and stills from, ‘Split’ below.

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M. Night Shyamalan's Split Delves Into the Fractured Mind with Trailer and Poster

M. Night Shyamalan's Split Delves Into the Fractured Mind with Trailer and Poster

M. Night Shyamalan's Split Delves Into the Fractured Mind with Trailer and Poster

M. Night Shyamalan's Split Delves Into the Fractured Mind with Trailer and Poster

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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