M Night Shyamalan’s Old inspired by Pierre Oscar Lévy’s graphic novel

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M Night Shyamalan’s Old inspired by Pierre Oscar Lévy’s graphic novel

The chilling new mystery, released in the UK on Friday, is based on Sandcastle by the French-Jewish filmmaker and graphic artist Frederik Peeters

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

M Night Shyamalan’s chilling new mystery thriller, Old, is released in cinemas on Friday
M Night Shyamalan’s chilling new mystery thriller, Old, is released in cinemas on Friday

M Night Shyamalan’s chilling new mystery thriller, Old, adapted from a graphic novel by Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters, is released in cinemas on Friday.

The pair’s Sandcastle inspired the Glass film-maker’s latest work, which tells the story of a family who discover the secluded beach they’ve visited causes them to age rapidly, reducing their entire lives to a single day.

Golden Globe winner Gael García Bernal leads an all-star cast that includes Alex Wolff alongsideVicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abbey Lee, Aaron Pierre, Embeth Davidtz and Eliza Scanlen, among others.

The much-anticipated film was slated to premiere in February, but has been pushed back to a global release tomorrow.

Shyamalan is best known for his other mystery thrillers, which include The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village and After Earth.

Old (15) is released in cinemas on Friday

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