M. Night Shyamalan’s Old ended up being an awesome movie and director’s best work so far! The movie dealt with some unsettling subject matter, it leaves the viewers with an uplifting message and I love it. The story follows a few families, who travel to a tropic beach paradise. While things begin with fun and relaxing, things take a dark turn when everyone starts to age quickly and they can’t get off the island.
The filmmaker recently joined Vanity Fair for a video in which he explained the dead body scene from the movie. This is the part of the movie where things take a turn for the worse. In the scene six-year-old, Trent is swimming in a small alcove at the beach and he seems to be having fun himself until a corpse floats up behind him and freaks him out.
In the video, Shyamalan explains how he “created a slow building of tension and suspense by juxtaposing the playful innocence of the children and their parents uneasiness.” There’s a lot of great and interesting insight revealed here and if you’re a fan of filmmaking, this is something you’ll want to check out.
The movie was inspired by the graphic novel Sandcastle, which was written by Pierre Oscar Levy and illustrated by Frederik Peeters. The synopsis reads:
This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly … reducing their entire lives into a single day.