M. Night Shyamalan headed to the beach with the first footage from his new movie, “Old,” revealed during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
And it’s apparently a beach where people age very, very rapidly — with vultures circling overhead, 6-year-old kids suddenly looking like young adults, and people convulsing in the sand. One poor woman on the beach even suddenly gets pregnant and rapidly gives birth, and given that the victims found a decaying corpse at the beach when they first arrived, it seems they don’t have much time. Classic Shyamalan creepiness!
“Old” will be Shyamalan’s 14th film as director and his first since releasing the “Unbreakable” sequels “Split” (2017) and “Glass” (2019).
The film is one of two thrillers Shyamalan signed on to write and direct for Universal following the success of those two films, which grossed a combined $426 million at the global box office. Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Vicky Krieps, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung, Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz and Emun Elliott star in the film.
The film will hit theaters on July 23 after it was pushed back from its initial February release date by the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the new TV spot in the clip above.