‘Old (2021)’ is a 2021 American thriller film. M. Night Shyamalan, is the writer, director and producer of this film.
It is inspired by the French-language Swiss graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. It was shot on traditional 35 mm movie film instead of digital.
- Gael García Bernal as Guy Cappa
- Vicky Krieps as Prisca Cappa
- Eliza Scanlen as Evelyn
- Rufus Sewell as Charles
- Alex Wolff and Emun Elliott as Trent Cappa
- Thomasin McKenzie and Embeth Davidtz as Maddox Cappa
- Abbey Lee as Chrystal
- Nikki Amuka-Bird as Patricia Carmichael
- Ken Leung as Jarin Carmichael
- Eliza Scanlen as Kara
- Aaron Pierre as Mid-Sized Sedan / Brendan
The film is about a vacationing 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.
Shyamalan used the story as a starting point for Old.
‘Old’ Release date
‘Old’ is part of the director’s two-picture deal with the Universal studio which was announced in 2019.
On or about May 9, 2020, Old was in Pre-Production status. Principal photography officially began on September 26, 2020, in the Dominican Republic.
The Director shared the first poster for the film on September 26th 2020 and revealed the movie will be titled Old.
This marks the first time Shyamalan has filmed entirely outside of Philadelphia. Production concluded on November 15, 2020. On November 15, 2020, the film was in Production status.
Finally, on December 31, 2020, the film was in Completed status.
Old originally scheduled to hit the screens on 26 February, 2021. But the Universal Studios pulled it from the calendar amid the release date shuffle forced by the coronavirus pandemic. Then the film was released on July 23, 2021.
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Universal Pictures has released an official trailer for ‘Old’ movie. If you haven’t watched it yet, so you can watch it here:
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While all of Shyamalan’s updates have offered an intriguing window into this production, his post from the Old set on November 14, 2020, was arguably the most attention-grabbing one yet.
He captioned his Twitter photo with a brief update on production: “Two days of shooting left on @oldthemovie. Most of cast has wrapped. I’m exhasted [sic] and grateful.19 shots left till filming is complete.”
Two days of shooting left on @oldthemovie Most of cast has wrapped. I’m exhasted and grateful. 19 shots left till filming is complete. pic.twitter.com/RAmMf9alVL
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) November 14, 2020
Old finally released on Friday, July 23, 2021.
Universal released Shyamalan’s three previous films – Glass (2019), Split (2017) and The Visit (2015), all of which were box office hits.
‘Old’ has grossed $65.2 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the cinematography and concept, but criticism towards the screenplay and acting. Themes and twist ending of this film received a polarized response.
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