M. Night Shyamalan Kicks off Production on his New Feature ‘Old’
M. Night Shyamalan has revealed that his new movie will be called Old, and he has just started shooting it.
Over the weekend, the director of The Visit and The Sixth Sense announced on Twitter that filming on his new movie had started. He said: “Feels like a miracle that I am standing here shooting the first shot of my new film. It’s called Old.” This also marks the official reveal of the movie’s title, which is a very secret project Shyamalan has been working on for some time now.
In addition to this news, Shyamalan also posted the very first teaser poster for the film, which is basically a piece of artwork promoting the movie with the tagline “It’s only a matter of time,” and the announced release date of July 2021.
The cast for Old is pretty much complete by now if we add the latest additions reported by Deadline last month. It includes Gael Garcia 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.
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) September 26, 2020
Shyamalan’s last two movies were Split and Glass, which took place in the same cinematic universe as Unbreakable, with Glass acting as a sequel to both Unbreakable and Split. Split managed to make $138 million in the US, with a total of $278 million worldwide, on a $9 million budget. Meanwhile, Glass made $111 million domestic, and $246 million across the globe, on a $20 million budget.
Shyamalan is in a path of a resurgence, having come back to telling small and contained stories on a tight budget over the past five years, after several failures in the big-budget world.
Old is written and directed by Shyamalan himself and is due for release on July 23, 2020. According to Collider, the movie is an adaptation of the French graphic novel Sandcastle, from Pierre Oscar Levy and artist Frederik Peeters. The story kicks off with a dead body being found on a beach, which signals something unnatural going on.
Miguel Fernández is a Spanish student that has movies as his second passion in life. His favorite movie of all time is The Lord of the Rings, but he is also a huge Star Wars fan. However, fantasy movies are not his only cup of tea, as authors like Scorsese, Fincher, Kubrick or Hitchcock have been an obsession for him since he started to understand the language of filmmaking. He is that guy who will watch a black and white movie, just because it is in black and white.