After three successful box office weeks, director M. Night Shyamalan teased that he may be working on the follow-up sequel to Split.
On Twitter, the film director commented that he has an eleven-page outline for his next film complete. He also tweeted that he “can’t tell us what it is, but if you’ve seen Split” and left the comment open ended.
Since its opening, Split has grossed over $98.7 million dollars in the domestic box office alone. This weekend the film earned more than the new horror film Rings with $14.6 million dollars.
The film follows a kidnapping of three girls from a man who has over 23 personalities. Split stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Betty Buckley.
The filmmaker has commented beforehand that Split is a part of a film trilogy that started with 2000’s Unbreakable. Shyamalan commented to USA Today that he is pretty excited about the new outline for the trilogy he has so far.
The Split filmmaker also commented that the trilogy is very big, so it scares me a little bit.
Unbreakable starred Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Spencer Treat Clark, and Robin Wright. The 2000 film follows a security guard who survives a train crash and discovers that he possesses superhuman powers.
Unbreakable received positive reviews and also gained a cult following years after its initial release. Bruce Willis reprised his role from Unbreakable in a cameo on Split.
Shyamalan has discussed Willis’s desire to star in the possible third movie. The director also stated previously that he also hopes to bring in Jackson for the third sequel film.
Unbreakable has been listed as Time’s one of the top ten superhero movies of all time in 2011. The superhero film has also been known as one of Shyamalan’s best films by fans and critics alike.
2017 film Split was produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions and Blinding Edge Pictures. Split was reportedly made on a $9-million-dollar budget.
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