'Split' Movie News: M. Night Shyamalan Set To Direct James McAvoy In The 2017 Release [VIDEO]

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M. Night Shayamalan's next project, Split, will star James McAvoy and set to release in 2017.

Shyamalan will be reprising his collaboration with Jason Blum, who produced The Visit. Blumhouse production is backing Split as well.

It was recently revealed that McAvoy will be replacing Joaquin Phoenix -- who worked with Shaymalan in The Village -- in the leading role. Little is know about the movie, except that in it will play to Shyamalan's favored genre: "a suspense thriller with elements of the supernatural."

The Visit did pretty well for an indie movie drawing $89.3 million at the box office, after having been made on only a $5 million budget. Explains Blum investing his trust in the director again.

The Visit starred Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, and Kathryn Hahn, and released in February this year.

Victor Frankenstein is McAvoy's next big release, in which he costars with Hugh Jackman.

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, the actor dished about the various aspects of his profession, the good and the bad.

"I've always believed that acting has a very therapeutic effect, it's nice to see that people outside of us actually find it helpful too," he said. "It can also really mess you up by the way, we've seen lots of actors really messed up out there, but I think at this kind of level it's a really helpful tool."

Split is set to release on January 20, 2017.

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