M. Night Shyamalan’s next film is almost here! He directed, wrote, and co-produced Old, an upcoming supernatural thriller, loosely based on the graphic novel Sandcastle. The ensemble cast includes Gael García Bernal, Thomasin McKenzie, Eliza Scanlen, Alex Wolff, Aaron Pierre, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, and Ken Leung. In the movie, a family on a tropical vacation discovers that the secluded beach they are relaxing on for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly, reducing their entire lives into a single day. You can check out the full trailer for a peek at what that looks like, but beware, because you’ll be checking for wrinkles for the next couple of days.
It’s always a good bet to expect the unexpected with Shyamalan. Did you know he was still fine-tuning the ending of Old, just a month ago? If I had to guess, he’ll have a definite ending to the thriller when it releases in theaters this Friday, July 23. The social embargo has lifted for the movie, so critics are starting to share their thoughts on social media. Let’s take a look, shall we?