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Old Trivia | 42 facts about the new M. Night Shyamalan film

Old Trivia | 42 facts about the new M. Night Shyamalan film

“Old” is a new horror film written, directed and produced by M. Night Shyamalan inspired by a Swiss graphic novel. Let’s find out some trivia and facts about the new film. Old is a 2021 American horror thriller film The film is written, directed, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan It is inspired by the Swiss graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters The film’s ensemble cast includes Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Alex Wolff, Abbey Lee, Aaron Pierre, Rufus Sewell, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Embeth Davidtz, Emun Elliott, and Kathleen Chalfant The film follows a group of people who find themselves aging rapidly on a secluded beach they cannot escape from The film was announced in October 2019 after Shyamalan read the graphic novel by Levy and Peeters The cast joined the following summer With filming taking place from September to November in the Dominican Republic It marked the first film of Shyamalan’s career to have no shooting take place around his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Following a delay attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, Old was theatrically released on July 23, 2021, in the United States, by Universal Pictures The film has received mixed reviews from critics Critics praised the film’s premise and cinematography They criticized its screenplay and uneven execution It was announced in October 2019 that Shyamalan was partnering with Universal Studios to release two new thriller films which he would write, produce and direct After Shyamalan read the graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters, a gift his daughter gave him for Father’s Day He decided he wanted to adapt the graphic novel into a film and optioned the rights for the story In May 2020, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff and Vicky Krieps entered negotiations to join the cast Their castings would be confirmed the next month, along with Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Ken Leung added to the cast Gael García Bernal would join in July In August 2020, Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz and Emun Elliott joined the cast of the film Alexa Swinton joined the cast shooting in September 2020 In December 2020, Nolan River joined the cast of the film Principal photography officially began on September 26, 2020, in the Dominican Republic along with the announcement of the film’s title This marks the first time Shyamalan has filmed entirely outside Greater Philadelphia Production concluded on November 15, 2020 On June 18, 2021, at the New York Tribeca talks, in a conversation with Alex Wolff, Shyamalan described the movie as a ‘Bergman blockbuster’ The film was released on July 23, 2021 It was initially set for release on February 26 that same year, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic It was released on July 21, 2021, in France, Belgium and Switzerland In the United States and Canada, Old was released alongside Snake Eyes and Joe Bell It is projected to gross between $12 and 15 million from 3,355 theaters in its opening weekend The film made $6.9 million on its first day, including $1.5 million from Thursday night previews On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 52% Based on 188 reviews With an average rating of 5.6/10 The site’s critics consensus reads, “Old has no shortage of interesting ideas — and writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s uneven execution will intrigue or annoy viewers, with little middle ground between” According to Metacritic, which assigned a weighted average score of 53 out of 100 Based on 45 critics The film received “mixed or average reviews” Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “C+” on an A+ to F scale While PostTrak reported 61% of audience members gave it a positive score With 37% saying they would definitely recommend it

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