In the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at the Cabin’, a family trip takes a turn for the worse

Universal Pictures released the first trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, “Knock at the Cabin,” which tells the story of a young family forced to make a difficult decision to prevent an apocalypse while on the run. taken hostage.

The film is based on the novel “The Cabin at the End of the World” by Paul Tremblay. Although the book takes place in New Hampshire, production on the film, like many of Shyamalan’s projects over the years, took place primarily in South Jersey.


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“While on vacation in a remote cabin, a girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable decision to prevent the apocalypse.” a plot synopsis He says. “With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe in before everything is lost.”

In the trailer, the family is seen happily driving to a cabin in the woods, singing along to the radio. When they get there, they are enjoying their vacation until a strange man approaches her daughter while she is sitting outside. The man calmly tells her that he is there to make “friends” with her and her parents, but he is “heartbroken” by what he has to do.

Two other people arrive at the cabin and the girl runs back to the house to tell her parents what happened. Before they can make a decision, they hear a knock on the door. Though they won’t let outsiders in, they can break in with picks and hammers and take the young family hostage.

“Look, the four of us have a very important job to do,” said Leonard, played by Dave Bautista. “In fact, it could be the most important job in the history of the world.”

Other cast members include Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn, and Rupert Grint.

Shyamalan, who grew up in Lower Merion, is directing, co-writing and co-producing the film. His Berwyn-based production company, Blinding Edge Pictures, is involved in the project.

“Knock at the Cabin” was first announced in October 2021, with filming beginning in April. Shyamalan likes that his movies are set and filmed in the places where he grew up. Heery-Loftus, a casting agency serving the Greater Philadelphia region and South Jersey, began casting extras for the film in late April. Production took place in Tabernacle Township, Burlington County.

Just a week after filming began on the project, Shyamalan noted on Instagram that one seen “moved me so much” that he had to walk away from the set to recover.

Shyamalan recently directed his final episode of “Servant,” his Apple TV+ series that will end after its fourth season. A release date has yet to be officially announced, but fans can look forward to the final season in early 2023.

“Knock at the Cabin” hits theaters on February 3, 2023.

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