Director M. Night Shyamalan announces Split sequel
Director M. Night Shyamalan has taken to Twitter to announce there will be a sequel to his latest film Split.
Split, starring James McAvoy, was released last month as part of a triumphant comeback for creator M. Night Shyamalan.
The film revolves around a man suffering with dissociative identity disorder (DID) who kidnaps three teenage girls. While the three girls attempt to negotiate with the 23 distinct personalities of their kidnapper, it is the force of his 24th hidden personality that determines their ultimate fate.
Split has been a hit at the box office and has won praise from critics and the viewing public alike. Clearly motivated by the success of his latest creation, the filmmaker has now announced he is already working on a follow up movie.
Taking to Twitter, the writer of The Sixth Sense and Signs wrote: “I have an 11 page outline for my next film in my bag. I can’t tell you what it is, but If you’ve seen #Split…”
I have an 11 page outline for my next film in my bag. I can't tell you what it is, but If you've seen #Split…
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) February 4, 2017
The director previously revealed that the film was made as an ambiguous sequel to his other 2000 thriller Unbreakable (if you’ve seen the ending, you’ll know what we mean…). And now it looks as though Shyamalan is continuing the links from Split into his next film.
The director recently spoke to Empire about his decision to address DID in his film. He said: “What’s really interesting about this disorder is that it’s controversial.
“Even in the field, they’re saying I’m not sure any of this is legit. A lot of people. I believe in it, 100%.
“It’s interesting – it’s almost like what you’re asking is what the field is asking themselves. How much of this is fact? How much of what you’re saying can be proved?”
Split is available to view at cinemas now.