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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ gets a spring digital-release

'Split' comes home this spring

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Universal’s hit thriller “Split” got a home box-office release date this week, the film is now set to release in homes this April. “Split” is currently wrapping up its box-office run, having grossed over $221M for the studio in six weeks. The thriller had a terrific opening, taking the top spot back in January with a $40M debut. “Split” opened against the actioner “xXx 3,” which did not do as well domestically.

“Split” was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Visit) and will be available on Digital HD starting on April 4, 2017. The thriller will then release on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on April 18, 2017, through Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Fans of the genre can pre-order the film through authorized retailers like Amazon.com.

Jason Blum (Insidious, Ouija, The Visit, The Purge series) returns to collaborate with Shyamalan in the box-office hit, starring James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse, Victor Frankenstein). The thriller delves into the mysterious depths of one man’s fractured mind after he kidnaps young women and locks them away. SPLIT offers viewers a closer look at the movie, offering a never-before-seen alternate ending, deleted scenes, character spotlight, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. The story follows Kevin Crumb (McAvoy) who has 23 personalities, but one remains dangerously submerged, set to materialize and dominate the others.

Producer Marc Bienstock (Before I Fall) and executive producers Ashwin Rajan (Devil, The Visit) and Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity series) who collaborated on The Visit, reunite with SPLIT. The film stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Betty Buckley (The Happening, “Oz”), Haley Lu Richardson (The Edge of Seventeen, Follow) and Jessica Sula (“Recovery Road”).

McAvoy will star in “Atomic Blonde” with Charlize Theron and Sofia Boutella. That film follows an undercover MI6 agent after being sent to Berlin during the Cold War. The operative is tasked with investigating the murder of a fellow agent, and recover a missing list of double agents. The thriller was directed by David Leitch and the screenplay was written by Kurt Johnstad. That project is based on the Oni Press graphic novel series.