M. Night Shyamalan’s New Movie, ‘Old,’ Is Inspired by a Graphic Novel About Mysterious Aging


Night Shyamalan already is in production in his first feature since 2019’s “Glass,” but until now he’s revealed nothing about the upcoming Universal film.

This weekend, the Oscar-nominated “Sixth Sense” director and “Servant” executive producer revealed the title and first artwork for his project, as well as a set image, via Twitter.

The movie, Shyamalan said, is called “Old.” See below.As revealed by Collider, “Old” is inspired by the Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters graphic novel “Sandcastle.” Published in 2010 it’s an existential horror tale about mysterious and rapid aging occurring on a beach, where 13 people seem unable to leave.

Shyamalan reportedly purchased the rights after he received “Sandcastle” as a Father’s Day gift.Here’s the “Sandcastle” synopsis, per Booklist: “By a tidal pool near a small beach on France’s Mediterranean coast, a North African–looking man glimpses a young woman stripping to swim.

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