Only M. Night Shyamalan could wrap shooting on a new film and keep so much of the storyline a secret.
The acclaimed filmmaker this week announced on Twitter that Old–a thriller shot in the Dominican Republic with appropriate health and safety protocols in place– has wrapped production, as reported by Coming Soon.
It also was reported that post-production work on the Universal Pictures film will be easier to manage with those protocols in effect. Which means there’s a good chance Old will be completed on schedule and may actually meet its projected July 23, 2021 release date.
Shyamalan tweeted the good news, saying the filming was “an incredible experience. Beyond grateful to the people of the Dominican Republic, who were so caring and welcoming.”
Wrapped production on @oldthemovie It was an incredible experience. Beyond grateful to the people of the Dominican Republic who were so caring & welcoming. It is one of the most beautiful countries filled with the sweetest people. Thinking of you as I head back to Philly. pic.twitter.com/56fxKcNb4E
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) November 16, 2020
Details on the film–bearing the tagline, “It’s only a matter of time”–are sketchy, but it has been said–and was reported here in Horror News Network–that the basic storyline was inspired by the French graphic novel Sandcastle by writer Pierre Oscar Levy and artist Frederik Peeters. The plot deals with a corpse discovered on a beach, which definitely signifies something unnatural going on.
Old–written, directed and co-produced by Shyamalan, alongside producers Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock–stars Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz, Emun Elliott, Gael Garcia Bernal, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierce, Alex Wolff, Vicki Krieps, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Ken Leung.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Old from M. Night Shyamalan.