The Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's 'Old' Gets Creepy on the Beach

BY Josiah HughesPublished May 27, 2021

M. Night Shyamalan's next confusingly creepy thriller is called Old, and looks as if it will take place entirely on the beach. Today, the film's first trailer has dropped.

The film takes its inspiration from the graphic novel Sandcastle, which sees a group of tourists trapped and rapidly aging on a beach. The movie stars Gael García Bernal, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Vicky Krieps, Abbey Lee, Embeth Davidtz and Rufus Sewell.

Here's the official synopsis for the film:

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. Later, but still early in the morning, three families intent on sunbathing and picnicking encounter the man, then find the girl's corpse in the pool. One paterfamilias, a racist, xenophobic physician, angrily accuses the North African of murder and calls the cops. While awaiting the police, the doctor's mother dies. The young children of two of the families start growing, the little ones right out of their swimsuits and the preteens into puberty. The adults are changing, too. Attempts to leave the area prove futile, and further calls don't go through. At the rate they're aging, they'll all be dead by tomorrow morning. Peeters' accomplished European realist comics style and Lévy's utterly natural dialogue suit to a tee this maximally eerie, unsettlingly plein air exercise that Kafkaesquely defies all explanation.​

Old was initially set for release on February 26 but was delayed due to the pandemic. It will now arrive on July 23 from Universal Pictures.

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