M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabin First Trailer Revealed
There’s a Knock at the Cabin in the first trailer for filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan’s development to Old. A secretive adaptation of author Paul Tremblay’s novel, “The Cabin at the Apocalypse,” Knock at the Cabin stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Rupert Grint (Servant), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Old), Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth), and Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter). Coordinated, composed, and delivered by Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs), Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the spine chiller set to open in theaters on February 3, 2023. Watch it underneath.
“I will let you know this: strangely, it was the fastest script I’ve at any point composed. Signs would have had that title preceding Knock at the Cabin,” Shyamalan previously told ComicBook. “I probably think, in terms of the two of them, that they have this movement, this occasion, that causes me to compose it really fast. Ideally, audiences will feel that when they come to see it.”
The Split and Glass filmmaker added of Cabin: “It is certainly right up the alley of the things you’re seeing from me now, especially with [Apple TV+ series] Servant, this contained and gigantic occasion that’s happening.”
Praised by repulsiveness master Stephen Lord as “interesting and unnerving, with tension that winds up like a chain” and “grasping, stunning, and mesmerizing” by GQ, Tremblay’s novel is described as a “propulsive, heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense from the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Loaded with Ghosts.”
Reads the book’s official synopsis: “Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a calm lake in northern New Hampshire. A handful of miles from the Canadian line, far removed from the bustle of city life, cut off from the critical hum of cells and from the web, they are more than two miles away from their closest neighbors in either course along an old soil logging road.
“On a cloudless summer day, as Wen catches grass-hoppers in the front yard, a stranger suddenly appears. Leonard is the largest man Wen has at any point seen, however he is youthful — 24 and a half years old, he tells her — and cordial, with a warm and wide smile that wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen proceed to talk and play, until three more strangers, two women and a man, all dressed like Leonard in jeans and traditional shirts, come not too far off carrying strange, menacing objects.
“In a panic, Wen tells Leonard that she must return inside the cabin. However, before she goes, her new companion tells her, ‘None of what will happen is your fault. You haven’t done anything wrong, yet you three should make some difficult decisions. I wish with all my messed up heart you didn’t have to.’ As Wen sprints away to warn her parents, Leonard calls out, ‘Your dads won’t want to give us access, Wen. However, they have to. We want your assistance to save the world. Please.'”
Publisher William Morrow promises The Cabin at the Apocalypse is “an unbearably tense, grasping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one where the fate of a caring family and possibly all of humanity are laced.”
“I honestly spent a lump of my 2022 spring subduing web rumors and extinguishing Twitter fires associating the book and movie. It reached a point in early June where that became impossible, nonetheless, with all the information out there, including the IMDb page,” the author told CNBC of online rumors Shyamalan’s next movie was an adaptation of Tremblay’s novel. “I have been doing my part to be respectful of movie marketing desires and certainly wouldn’t dream of spoiling anything. Like the majority of adaptations, there will be story changes and differences compared to the book so my readers will still be surprised by the film.”
For Tremblay, “Most of my novels, including ‘A Head Brimming with Ghosts,’ riff on other films and novels. ‘The Cabin at the Apocalypse’ is itself a reaction to the home invasion film subgenre. Most of me is energized and fascinated at the prospect of seeing my story reimagined or refracted on screen.”
Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabin opens in theaters on February 3, 2023.