New Featurette For OLD Features M. Night Shyamalan Discussing His Vision For The Horror Film.
A new featurette has been released for M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming horror film Old. The featurette puts a focus on the director as he discusses his vision for the film and he also talks about the films he makes in general, saying, “I don’t ever think I make horror…ever.” He goes on to explain:
“Horror has almost a sense that that’s the destination. This is meant for us to come out on the other side with a belief system stronger for it.”
Shyamalan also briefly recaps his career, explaining how each film he make is a reflection of the place he was at in his life at the time he made those films. When explaining what that is with Old, he shared:
“These movies, the original movies that are mine, they represent where I am at each moment. Unbreakable represents where I was. Split represents where I was. The Visit and you name it. And then my father and mother who are getting, you know, very old and what do I feel about that? When I go there, the roles have switched.”
The movie features people and families on a tropical beach in paradise. Things start out relaxing, but the story takes a nightmarish turn when everyone starts to age rapidly and they’re trapped.
It stars Gael García Bernal, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Vicky Krieps, Abbey Lee, Embeth Davidtz, and Rufus Sewell.
The movie was inspired by the graphic novel Sandcastle, which was written by Pierre Oscar Levy and illustrated by Frederik Peeters. The synopsis reads:
This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, 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.
Old opens in theaters on July 23, 2021.
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Source: Universal Pictures
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