Although his popularity is not the same it was at the beginning of the century, when his movie The Sixth Sense (1999) help create his fame as one of the plot-twist master filmmakers of the scene, every new movie M. Night Shyamalan puts out deserve our interest. This year is the turn for Old (2021), a mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly reducing their entire lives into a single day.
It’s a perfect beach day, or so thought a family, a young couple, a few tourists, and a refugee. All of them end up in the same secluded, idyllic cove filled with rock pools and sandy shore, encircled by green, densely vegetated cliffs. But all is not as it seems; this utopia hides a dark secret. First, there is the dead body of a woman found floating in the crystal-clear water. Then, there is the odd fact that all the children are aging rapidly. Soon everybody is growing older every half hour and there doesn’t seem to be any way to escape the cove.
The movie is written, directed, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan, inspired by the graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. Rufus Sewell, Thomasin McKenzie, Embeth Davidtz, Eliza Scanlen, Abbey Lee, Alex Wolff, Gael García Bernal, Ken Leung, Vicky Krieps, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Emun Elliott, and Kathleen Chalfant form the main cast.
Filming for Old (2021) began on September 26, 2020, in the Dominican Republic, and concluded on November 15, 2020. The film is scheduled to be released on July 23, 2021. It was initially set to release on February 26 that same year but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you can watch its first official trailer.
Share this post: