HOLLYWOOD – M. Night Shyamalan admits new movie Split is autobiographical.
Split came out as a surprise success for M. Night Shyamalan. The thriller stars James McAvoy as a man with Disassociative Identity Disorder – commonly referred to as split personality.
The Sixth Sense director today spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec about the real life inspiration for the movie:
When I make a film, I always write what I know. In The Sixth Sense, that was me seeing dead people. After the success of that film, I could do anything. Hence Unbreakable. With Split I looked back over my career and my own split personality. On the one hand, I’m the guy who made Sixth Sense, Signs and Unbreakable. And on the other I’m also the guy who made The Happening, Lady in the Water and The Last Airbender. I realized that there isn’t really one M. Night Shyamalan, but two. The first one I call by my name. The second one prefers to be called Kenny Shitz. In some cases, we’ll actually collaborate on a film. The Village, he did half of and he filmed the last scene of Signs. He did all of The Happening though. He cast Mark Wahlberg.
Is there a chance we can get Kenny under control?
I’d like to say yes. I managed to keep him away from Split for instance. But ultimately who knows? I doubt it.