Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable,” are reprising their roles in the filmmaker’s sequel to the 2000 hit.
M. Night Shyamalan’s new physiological thriller ‘Split’ is riding high in the world box office charts, and is being tentatively hailed as a comeback of sorts for the oft-maligned director. In the movie, James McAvoy stars as a man with 23 different personalities who kidnaps three girls.
As the multiple personality thriller ‘Split’ arrives in cinemas, we talked to pharmacology and neuroscience expert Professor Alasdair Gibb and Los Angeles-based surgeon Dr Ralph Massey about what the movies get wrong. “Poor old Uma would have died, it’d have done nothing for the opiates,” says Professor Gibb.
M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ hits cinemas today, and if you’re a fan of his early films like ‘The Sixth Sense’, ‘Unbreakable’, and ‘The Village’ we’re happy to report it’s a return to form for the thriller director.
‘Split’, the new movie from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan, hits cinemas this Friday 20 January, and like all his films from ‘Sixth Sense’, ‘Unbreakable’, and ‘The Village’ to his more recent smaller efforts like ‘The Visit’, it’s sure to be divisive. “I’m the luckiest guy ever,” Shyamalan tells Yahoo Movies, “Dude, I’ve made movies since I was 21. ‘Split’ tells the story of Kevin Wendle Crumb (James McAvoy in a tour de force performance), a man who suffers from dissociative identity disorder.
Speaking to The Guardian in promotion of his upcoming role in M Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ – a film which sees him portray a man with dissociative identity disorder, who boasts 23 different personalities (not all of which are posh or English, or even dudes) – the 37-year old actor reflects on how, for a time, he was getting pigeonholed in roles that were “middle-of-the-road,” and – well – English (not that the two need go hand-in-hand, of course). Indeed, the actor has played well-spoken English characters so often – ‘Atonement,’ ‘Starter for 10,’ ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,’ ‘Arthur Christmas,’ ‘Gnomeo and Juliet,’ and of course the ‘X-Men’ movies – that some viewers may not even be aware he’s actually Scottish.
M. Night Shyamalan, the filmmaker synonymous with mindbending plot twists, is back with a new thriller starring James McAvoy - still sporting his Professor X buzzcut - as a man with a fractured but gifted mind.