This Friday, M. Night Shyamalan is set to take audiences on a vacation from hell with Old, his adaptation of the graphic novel Sandcastle, written by Pierre-Oscar Lévy and Frederick Peeters. The story revolves around a mysterious beach where those trapped on its shores are aging rapidly, and they have to quickly find a way to escape before the accelerated time frame of their predicament can claim their lives. 

Old stars Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff, Thomasin McKenzie, Abbey Lee, Ken Leung, and Nikki Amuka-Bird and is being released in theaters courtesy of Universal Pictures.

During the recent press day for Old, Daily Dead had the pleasure of speaking with Shyamalan about his latest cinematic endeavor. During our interview, Night discussed how his kids had given him a copy of Sandcastle for Father’s Day two years ago and that he immediately wanted to adapt it because he saw the cinematic potential in the story from the get-go. Shyamalan also talked about how he and the cast and crew of Old were highly affected by the emotional turmoil of the pandemic and how that hung over them during production on the project, and how the contained nature of this story really felt like a stage play and that his approach to this story required a specific sense of choreography while shooting.

Check out our video interview with M. Night Shyamalan below and look for more on Old all this week, right here on Daily Dead

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    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.