Old interviews: M. Night Shyamalan, Gael Garcia Bernal on new thriller

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Old, the latest thriller from director M. Night Shyamalan, arrived in theatres today, and to mark the occasion we have a couple more Old-related interviews to share with you. In the video embedded above, our own JimmyO talks to both Shyamalan and star Gael Garcia Bernal about the film. JimmyO also interviewed cast members Thomasin McKenzie and Alex Wolff about their experience working on Old – we first shared that video a couple days ago, and you can see it below.

Inspired by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters' French graphic novel Sandcastle (pick up a copy HERE), Old is about 

a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly… reducing their entire lives into a single day. 

Sandcastle had the following description: 

It’s a perfect beach day, or so thought the family, young couple, a few tourists, and a refugee who all end up in the same secluded, idyllic cove filled with rock pools and sandy shore, encircled by green, densely vegetated cliffs. But this utopia hides a dark secret. First there is the dead body of a woman found floating in the crystal-clear water. Then there is the odd fact that all the children are aging rapidly. Soon everybody is growing older — every half hour — and there doesn’t seem to be any way out of the cove. 

Also in the cast are Vicky Krieps, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abbey Lee, Aaron Pierre, Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz, Eliza Scanlen, Emun Elliott, and Kathleen Chalfant.

Old is a Blinding Edge Pictures production. Shyamalan produced the film with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider served as executive producer.

Do you plan to go see Old this weekend? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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