M. Night Shyamalan’s New Film Old Has Started Production — Here’s What We Know

M. Night Shyamalan’s new film starts production.

It’s been over a year and a half since M. Night Shyamalan closed off his Unbreakable trilogy with Glass. As we have known for some time, the filmmaker has two more movies underway. Originally slated for early next year, his next film moved to July 23, 2021. However, we knew next to nothing about what the movie would actually entail. Luckily, this new film has recently hit production, and with it some prime details.

Shyamalan’s latest movie is called Old, and it’s inspired by a graphic novel called Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. The story in question follows 13 people stuck on a beach, where they are undergoing rapid aging. Here’s the official synopsis of the graphic novel, if you’re curious.

“By a tidal pool near a small beach on France’s Mediterranean coast, a North African–looking man glimpses a young woman stripping to swim. Later, but still early in the morning, three families intent on sunbathing and picnicking encounter the man, then find the girl’s corpse in the pool. One paterfamilias, a racist, xenophobic physician, angrily accuses the North African of murder and calls the cops. While awaiting the police, the doctor’s mother dies.

“The young children of two of the families start growing, the little ones right out of their swimsuits and the preteens into puberty. The adults are changing, too. Attempts to leave the area prove futile, and further calls don’t go through. At the rate they’re aging, they’ll all be dead by tomorrow morning. Peeters’ accomplished European realist comics style and Lévy’s utterly natural dialogue suit to a tee this maximally eerie, unsettlingly plein air exercise that Kafkaesquely defies all explanation.”

RELATED – New M. Night Shyamalan Film Gets Delayed — Will His Other One Get Pushed Too?

Based on that synopsis alone, it’s clear why Shyamalan opted for this one. It feels very much like a closed-door horror and is the perfect fit for the filmmaker. Shyamalan apparently noticed this too and bought the rights to the story after receiving the graphic novel as a Father’s Day gift.

With the film now in front of cameras, Shyamalan released the first set photo and poster, which you can see below.

Old stars Gael García Bernal, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Vicky Krieps, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung, Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz, and Emun Elliott.

What do you think of M. Night Shyamalan’s new film, Old? Sound off in the comments down below!

Continue the LRM Online conversation on Discord by CLICKING HERE!


Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The LRM Online Podcast Network? This includes our flagship podcast Breaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, and our morning show LRMornings. Check it out by listening below. It’s also available on all your favorite podcast apps!

Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts |  Spotify  |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play

SOURCE: Collider

GenreVerse Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The Genreverse Podcast Network? This includes our premiere podcast The Daily CoGBreaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, Nerd Flix & Chill, Marvel Multiverse Mondays, Anime-Versal Review Podcast, and our Star Wars dedicated podcast The Cantina. Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsSpotify |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play Grow Generation

Joseph Jammer Medina

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

Read Previous

Hawkman Cast For Black Adam And Cobra Kai Is Still Kicking Ass On Netflix | LRMornings

Read Next

New Details Point To Fin Fang Foom In Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings | LRM’s Barside Buzz

This website is using Google Analytics. Please click here if you want to opt-out. Click here to opt-out.