Academy Award-nominated “The Sixth Sense” and “Old” director M. Night Shyamalan’s latest chiller takes on apocalyptic dimensions. “Knock at the Cabin”, his first feature film since that crazy outing of Gael Garcia Bernal and Vicky Krieps before our very eyes on a beach in real time, is based on the horror novel “The Cabin at the End of the World” by Paulus. G Tremblay. It’s only in theaters on February 3, 2023 according to Universal Pictures – meaning there’s no Peacock day and date here – and you can watch the official trailer below.
According to an official summary, “while on vacation in a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are held hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.
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Those parents are played by Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge, and those strangers are played by Dave Bautista, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rupert Grint and Abby Quinn.
Shyamalan’s last film “Old” hit the box office for the summer of 2021. The film, which Shyamalan also wrote, grossed over $90 million — impressive for an original thriller set in the pandemic climate. There were rumors that “Knock at the Cabin” would be narrated in one long take, and while that turned out to be untrue, Shyamalan is definitely up to some of his old tricks again.
During the shoot, he tweeted (per Collider): “A week ended on #knockatthecabin such intricate performances this week. Very dark, emotional film. One take shook me so bad I had to walk away to collect myself. Hopefully you guys feel it too when you see it.”
Shyamalan wrote the adapted screenplay, this time working with Jarin Blaschke, the Academy Award-nominated cinematographer for Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse” and more recently “The Northman.”
Dave Bautista was most recently seen in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” and he is preparing to return as Glossu “Beast” Rabban for “Dune: Part Two”. Jonathan Groff also last voiced the Netflix miniseries “Lost Ollie” and starred in “The Matrix Resurrections”.
Watch the trailer for “Knock at the Cabin” below.
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