Old: Shyamalan has not yet chosen the end of his new film


Vincent formica

Cinema journalist

Cradled from an early age by New Hollywood cinema, Vincent Formica very early discovered the works of Martin Scorsese, Coppola, De Palma and Steven Spielberg. Thanks to these cinema godfathers, he will learn to deeply love the 7th art, forging an eclectic cinephilia.

Expected for July 21 in theaters, M. Night Shyamalan’s new feature film should turn our brains over! The director, known for his final twists, has not yet defined the outcome of his story.

Who hasn’t been stunned by the final scenes of Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs or Split? M. Night Shyamalan, king of the twist ending, is back with Old, a thriller that promises to be terrifying!

Worn by Gael García Bernal, the thriller takes us to the tropics. The members of a family stop for a few hours on an isolated atoll.

They then observe with dismay that their aging is drastically accelerated and that their entire life will be reduced to this last day. They wanted to slow down on vacation, they had no doubt that the opposite would happen.

The first images of the film remain very intriguing. What sauce will the director taste us again? What astonishing outcome has he concotated? As astonishing as it may seem, the filmmaker does not yet know it himself!

About a month before his release in France, Shyamalan revealed that he had not yet decided how he was going to finish his story. Present at the Tribeca Film Festival, the director confided that he was still in full reflection.

How do you end on a perfect minor chord?

“I’m deciding on the minor chord.” The filmmaker alludes to these chords which generally conclude a musical score on a sad or melancholy note.

“How do you end on a perfect minor chord? Unbreakable ended on some kind of hollow, right? The guy you thought was the hero’s best friend is actually the villain of the story … the minor chord sticks to you. to the skin forever “, explained the director.

Shyamalan remains deliberately cryptic to keep us going and intrigue us even more. We have absolutely no doubts about its ability to offer us a twist that will stick us to our seat!

Note that Old is adapted from Sand castle, graphic novel by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. M. Night Shyamalan received this book as a gift for Father’s Day. He loved the story so much that he didn’t hesitate to buy the rights to bring it to the big screen. Given his recent statements, he has certainly changed many elements, including the outcome.

See you on July 21 in theaters to find out the end of this enigmatic story made in Night!

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