M. Night Shyamalan Teases His ‘Split’ Sequel

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Riding high on three successive weeks at the top of the North American box office, director M. Night Shyamalan teased that he may be working on a follow-up to “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…” he tweeted on Saturday.

“Split,” the story of a man with 23 personalities, earned $14.6 million this weekend at the domestic box office, narrowly beating horror retread “Rings.” “Split” has grossed $98.7 million stateside after three weekends.


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The Philadelphia-based filmmaker has said that “Split” is the second of a trilogy starting with 2000’s “Unbreakable.” He told USA Today he’s “pretty excited” about the outline he’s got so far. “It’s very big, so that scares me a little.”

“Split” was produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions and the director’s Blinding Edge Pictures on a reported $9 million budget. Universal Pictures is distributing the film in North America.

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  1. je40 says:

    James McAvoy was excellent. The movie was decent, the ending was ridiculous.

  2. Lex says:

    ‘M. Night Shyamalan’ isn’t a punch line anymore. He’s back to being respected as a filmmaker. Good for him.

  3. Joe Lalonde says:

    Is it a Split sequel or an Unbreakable sequel? My guess is it’s a sequel to Unbreakable where the guy from Split plays into it.

  4. Rudy Mario says:


  5. Y. U. Noh says:

    So dumb. – I don’t get why this movie is doing so well.

    Its like a lame one man off broadway show for 90minutes capped off by a 5minute X-men Origins short story. The last few minutes make the film with a sequel built in for Bruce Willis to make a comeback.

  6. Larry Deutchman says:

    Loved the movie. Loved the ending. While it invites a sequel, I think one is completely superfluous. It’s so much more fun to play it out in your head because you already know how it will end…Or how it should end. Excuse my being vague but I am trying to protect those who haven’t yet seen Split.

  7. Theresa says:

    He’s always been Philadelphia based. Did he move?

  8. rodittis says:


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