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Shyamalan’s Upcoming Thriller Gets Title, Release Date

For acclaimed filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, what’s new is “Old”.

The writer/director took to Twitter this weekend to announce that his new film for Universal Pictures is entitled Old, as reported by Deadline. The release date for this shrouded-in-secrecy thriller–part of a two-picture deal Shyamalan has with Universal–has been set for July 23, 2021.

In his tweet, Shyamalan posted a photo of himself at work, holding his film slate (and wearing a face mask, of course) with the message: “Feels like a miracle that I am standing here shooting the first shot of my new film. It’s called Old.”

Included in the post was a striking black-and-white poster showing people–instead of sand–tumbling as if in an hourglass, complete with the text: “A new trip from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan” and the release date. The tagline for the film is appropriately enigmatic: “It’s only a matter of time.”

This new film–as reported here in Horror News Network–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.

Shyamalan is on board, as usual, to write and direct, and will act as producer alongside Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock. Steven Schneider will serve as executive producer.

Plot details are scarce–as with all Shyamalan projects–but, according to collider.comOld is inspired by the French graphic novel Sandcastle, by writer Pierre Oscar Levy and artist Frederik Peeters, that deals with a corpse discovered on a beach, a signal that unnatural happenings are afoot.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any additional updates on Old from M. Night Shyamalan.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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