Ever since M. Night Shyamalan announced in 2015 that he was working on Split, a “psychological thriller,” fans of the superhero cult film Unbreakable have been wondering whether the long-awaited sequel was finally in the works. Well, there is less reason to wonder—as our inside sources have come back with a resounding "Yes!"
Split is about a man with multiple personality disorder, and what happens when that man (James McAvoy) kidnaps three girls. The general theme—of the misunderstood loner that has an untamed beast within—is obviously similar to the story of David Dunn, the hero in Unbreakable, who suffers quietly as he discovers who he is and the meaning of his life.
We decided to do some digging to see if the similarities between Split and Unbreakable were merely thematic,