Before M. Night Shyamalan debuted the first footage from his upcoming movie Glass at CinemaCon, his star Samuel L. Jackson had something to say. "It's about time I got the title role in my own motherfucking movie," he said to the audience in Las Vegas. And, from the looks of the footage, what a movie this could be.
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There are a few reasons why Split is the perfect title for the new M. Night Shyamalan movie. The most obvious one is the fact it's about a man with multiple split personalities who kidnaps three young girls. The other is that the movie itself is split: 98 per cent of the movie is a good Shyamalan film, which is its own pleasant surprise. But the final 2 per cent is "Oh my God. OH MY GOD."
A tale of scientists creating a monster isn't quite a tale as old as time, but it is a familiar one. Director Luke Scott -- second-unit director on father Ridley's The Martian and Exodus: Gods and Kings -- uses his expertise to turn Morgan into a gorgeously shot film, but unfortunately it's one that doesn't break much new ground with its story.
In an extended clip from Morgan -- about a synthetic human who turns violent, thanks to the organic humans around her -- we get a closer look at a scene from the very intriguing trailer. Paul Giamatti plays a doctor whose psych evaluation of the title character (The Witch's Anya Taylor-Joy) turns spooky, fast.
Video: In 2015, M. Night Shyamalan released his best film in years, found-footage nightmare The Visit. He returns to a conventional style with Split, which may or may not delve into the supernatural, but definitely flirts with some very weird science. It also has a killer cast; James McAvoy alone gets to play 24 different characters.
There's some very big news potentially coming out of the X-Men movie universe. Hot on the heels of this winter's X-Men: Apocalypse, Hitfix is reporting that two actresses are about to be cast in New Mutants, which is being directed by Josh Boone: Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and The Witch star Anya Taylor-Joy.