TheÂ Sixth Sense director announced on Twitter that shooting has commenced for his latest movie, and revealed its title: Old. He also shared an eerie, black-and-white poster for the film, showing what appears to be human bodies falling through an hourglass like sand and the tagline "It's only a matter of time." (Pretty good tagline, as taglines go.)
The film's cast includes Gael GarcÃa Bernal, Eliza Scanlen (Little Women), Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), Alex Wolff (Hereditary), and Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread). Its story is currently shrouded in mystery, although the film is reportedly based on the French graphic novelÂ Sandcastle, about a group of people trapped on a strange beach with a dark secret.
Last week, Shyamalan shared a photo of himself and his crew scoping out a shooting location for the film, and also announced filming had resumed on season 2 of his Apple TV+ seriesÂ Servant, with COVID-19 safety regulations in place.
Me tech scouting with crew for new film! We are just over a week away from shooting. Feel lucky to be telling stories again. pic.twitter.com/HicaoSFwKE— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) September 18, 2020
First day back to shooting @Servant Covid protocols everywhere to keep all safe. Even behind the masks and protective shields itâ€™s so great to see everyone. We are shooting the remaining 4 episodes of season 2. This is all I can show you. ðŸ˜‰ pic.twitter.com/vdFpvl27Nq— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) September 14, 2020
Universal announced last year that it had struck a deal with Shyamalan to release two independently-financed features by the director.Â The first, which we now know is Old, was originally set to be released in February 2021, but has been rescheduled for July after the pandemic delayed production.