Say what you want about writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, but he’s managed to stay relevant through all of these years, despite slipping into a slump nearly a decade ago, when his “twists” were growing tired and uninspired and he tried his had at more traditionally-structured films.
To say M. Night is back on his game is an understatement and his latest thriller Old is looking like yet another return to form for the director.
He is adapting the graphic novel Sandcastle, which was co-written by Pierre-Oscar Levy and Frederick Peeters, with M. Night also taking a writers credit.
The plot looks pretty basic, a group of families are vacationing on a beach, which clearly says that no children are allowed. Said families ignore that rule and bring the kiddos along, which proves to be a major mistake as they are now suddenly aging at a rapid pace.
Having not read the graphic novel, I have no idea what we are in store for. Is this island the reverse fountain of youth? Is there something greater at play that will come into focus during the film’s third act?
I’m going to do my best and not get too hyped as that seems to be the best recipe for an M. Night film with a possible twist.
Old opens this July
Check out the new trailer below: