M. Night Shymalan’s new movie officially has a title, and according to his Twitter account filming is already underway. But talking about the new movie might be a bit of a hassle, as the movie is called Old.
Shymalan posted about the movie, which apparently will be called Old according to a poster that he included along with the tweet.
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) September 26, 2020
“Feels like a miracle that I am standing here shooting the first shot of my new film. It’s called ‘Old,’” Shymalan wrote.
The poster looks like a black and white image of an hourglass, though it appears that people are falling through the hourglass rather than sand. You never want to speculate too much about where a Shymalan movie is headed, but it seems safe to say it’s about the passing of, you know, time.
“A new trip from writer/director M. Night Shymalan,” the caption on the poster reads. “It’s only a matter of time.”
As Variety noted, not much is known about the actual film aside from some casting notes. And it does seem like despite filming during a pandemic they’re trying to keep things safe. Even alone in a field, Shymalan was wearing a protective mask in the image he posted to Twitter.
Still, until its release Shymalan’s “new” movie will be Old. Which isn’t confusing to talk about at all.