Like most of his projects, M. Night Shyamalan will write, direct and produce the film.
Marc Bienstock and Ashwin Rajan via Blinding Edge Pictures will also produce the project alongside Steven Schneider, who will serve as executive producer.
Details about the plot for Old are still a bit of a mystery. However, it is reportedly inspired by Sandcastle, a 2010 graphic novel by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters.
If this proves true, the story will be an existential horror tale about mysterious and rapid ageing occurring on a beach, where thirteen people seem unable to leave. Shyamalan is said to have purchased the rights after he received a copy of Sandcastle as a Father’s Day gift.
Deadline recently reported that Shyamalan has cast Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz and Emun Elliott for the movie. They will star alongside Gael Garcia Bernal, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Vicky Krieps, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Ken Leung.
M. Night Shyamalan’s Old officially began principal photography on September 26th. The film is currently scheduled for a theatrical release on July 23, 2021.