M. Night Shyamalan’s Upcoming Film ‘Old’ Is Inspired by a Graphic Novel

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M. Night Shyamalan announced new details about his upcoming film Old. Apparently, it will be loosely inspired by a French graphic novel.

Collider reported that Old draws from Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters’ graphic novel Sandcastle. Sandcastle centers on a group of 13 people who find themselves unable to leave a mysterious, secluded beach. The graphic novel is supposed to be an existential horror story about the inevitability of death. It also plays with time in a different way.

Shyamalan said he first received a copy of Sandcastle as a Father’s Day gift. While Old won’t be a direct adaptation of Sandcastle, the novel does help inspire the film. Old follows “a group of people who find a dead body on a beach and slowly realize something unnatural is happening there.”

Sandcastle actually helped inspire Shyamalan’s work before. Back in 2017 he included the graphic novel in a set of books that helped inspire his film Glass. However, we can expect Old to more directly draw from the novel.

Old stars 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.

Shyamalan will produce Old with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock. Steven Schneider serves as executive producer. Production on the film is currently underway in the Dominican Republic.

Shyamalan also released a first look at the film’s poster. Check it out below.

'Old' movie poster

The movie should hit theaters in summer 2021.

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Source: Collider

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