M. Night Shyamalan's 'Old' Trailer Reveals New Haunting Mysterious Thriller

Shyamalan Is Back to His Puzzling Haunting Roots


From the man that brought us ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘Split’ (to name a few), M. Night Shyamalan has teamed up with Universal Pictures and is now back with another interestingly mysterious horror. ‘OLD’. 

Following a family who go on a tropical holiday, only to discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly. Directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan and based on the graphic novel Sandcastle (Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters).

(Above) (from left) Prisca (Vicky Krieps) and Maddox (Thomasin McKenzie) in Old, written for the screen and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Old has 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).

(Above) (from left) Maddox (Thomasin McKenzie) and Trent (Alex Wolff) in Old, written for the screen and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Set to be released in cinemas in the UK & Ireland on 23rd July 2021, this is the first movie from M. Night Shyamalan since his commitments to his Apple TV hit thriller ‘Servant’. 

The first images look promising. It is nice to see M. Night Shyamalan back in his element. Following his incredible successes on ‘The Sixth Sense’ (1999) and ‘Unbreakable’ (2000), Shyamalan has had many hit and misses since. In 2015 Shyamalan made a comeback with his movie ‘The Visit’ and in 2016 his movie ‘Split’ wowed audiences, subsequently leading to a sequel ‘Glass’. M. Night Shyamalan has been quiet regarding ‘Old’, so we are extremely excited and optimistically waiting to have our minds blown again in what looks like a promising, frightening and mind bending thriller.

(Above) M. Night Shyamalan on the set of Old.

Here are some more images to get your horror tastebuds tingling.

What are your thoughts on the trailer? Will M. Night Shyamalan hit or miss with ‘OLD’?.

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