“The world will understand now, the beast is real.”
The intense movie trailer starts off with James McAvoy’s unstable character kidnapping 3 teenage girls from a car park. When they arrive his “house”, he told them that he was sent to get them “for a reason”. The girls soon discover that their psychotic kidnapper has multiple personalities such as a strict woman, a 9-year-old boy named Hedwig, and ultimately, the “Beast”.
The official synopsis is as below:
“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 (played by James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (played by Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialise and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (played by 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.”
Watch the trailer for “Split” below:
Movies about multiple personalities disorder are not new in Hollywood, but by the looks of the newly released trailer, the film might be able to compete with Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Shutter Island”.
Slated for release on 20th January 2017, “Split” also stars young rising stars “The Witch” actress Anya Taylor-Joy, Jessica Sula, and Haley Lu Richardson.
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