Sharing the thriller’s official poster and a photo of him on location, the filmmaker wrote, “Feels like a miracle that I am standing here shooting the first shot of my new film. It’s called Old.” The accompanying artwork depicts an hourglass with silhouettes of people replacing the typically-used sand and the phrase “It’s only a matter of time,” while the photo sees Shymalan masked up and holding a clapperboard.
Not a lot of information about Old was revealed, however, reports claim that the film is inspired by Sandcastle, a French graphic novel by Pierre Oscar Levy and artist Frederik Peeters that follows a group of people who land on an island that heavily speeds up time (and life) and kills visitors in just a few hours.
The cast includes Coco‘s Gael Garcia Bernal, Hereditary star Alex Wolff, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Vicky Krieps, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung, Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz and Emun Elliott.
Stay tuned for the official trailer. Old premieres July 23, 2021.
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) September 26, 2020
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