Sandcastle: The graphic novel behind M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie, Old

Old arrives in UK cinemas on Friday 23rd July

SelfMadeHero, the UK’s leading independent graphic novel publisher, is delighted to reveal that Sandcastle is the inspiration for a major new feature film, Old, directed and produced by visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan.

“Sandcastle truly inspired my film Old. It is a profound mystery sci-fi graphic novel that is illustrated so beautifully and with such humanity. Its theme of ageing had me thinking about my parents and children and how quickly it all goes by. From the moment I read this, I was changed.” – M. Night Shyamalan

The trailer for Old was unveiled during the Superbowl 2021. Starring Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abbey Lee, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Embeth Davidtz, Eliza Scanlen, Emun Elliott, Kathleen Chalfant and Thomasin McKenzie.

Exclusive Sample of Sandcastle below

The graphic novel is a fantastical mystery written by award-winning French writer and filmmaker Pierre Oscar Lévy and illustrated by award-winning Swiss comic book artist Frederik Peeters. On a perfect summer’s day, people head to an idyllic, secluded beach, sheltered from prying eyes by green-fringed cliffs that soar around the cove. But this utopia holds a dark secret: everyone present begins to age rapidly… and there doesn’t seem to be any way for them to leave.

SelfMadeHero first bought the English-language rights for Sandcastle from French-Swiss publishers Atrabile in 2011, releasing Sandcastle in the UK in 2011 and the US in 2013. The graphic novel’s reprint in 2021 including a brand new introduction from Pierre Oscar Lévy. Find out more here:

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Read an exclusive sample of Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters Sandcastle right here (PDF opens in a new window)

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