Old: Universal releases trailer for Shyamalan film

(It’s only a matter of time)

Finding a lost pair of sunglasses at the beach isn’t that odd, but once you see a rapidly decomposing body, you should maybe haul ass off that beach. This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller called Old.

The film is 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. 

“Whatever’s happening to us is happening very fast,” says one of the beachgoers in the trailer. The young kids become teenagers! (Played by Alex Wolff and Thomasin McKenzie.) The adults get wrinkles! Eliza Scanlen’s character goes from a 6-year old to a pregnant teen! And the families have a limited time to find a way off the beach before, well, they get too old. Watch the trailer for Old below:

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And there’s an Old poster:


Shyamalan wrote the film based on the graphic novel Sandcastle, by Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters, and is directing and executive-producing. 

M. Night Shyamalan on the set of Old.

Old stars an impressive international cast including Golden Globe winner Gael García Bernal (Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Rufus Sewell (Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle), Ken Leung (Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Jupiter Ascending), Abbey Lee (HBO’s Lovecraft Country), Aaron Pierre (Syfy’s Krypton), Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Embeth Davidtz (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Eliza Scanlen (Little Women), Emun Elliott (Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens), Kathleen Chalfant (Showtime’s The Affair) and Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit). 

Old is a Blinding Edge Pictures production, directed and produced by M. Night Shyamalan. The film is also produced by Ashwin Rajan (Glass, AppleTV+’s Servant) and Marc Bienstock (Glass, Split). The film’s executive producer is Steven Schneider.

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Genre: Thriller 

Cast: Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abbey Lee, Aaron Pierre, Kathleen Chalfant, Alexa Swinton, Nolan River, Kylie Begley, Embeth Davidtz, Eliza Scanlen, Alex Wolff, Emun Elliott, Thomasin McKenzie

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Written by: M. Night Shyamalan, based on the graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters

Producers: M. Night Shyamalan, Ashwin Rajan, Marc Bienstock

Executive Producer: Steven Schneider

Old is out in theaters on July 23.