The first trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming movie has arrived, and it’s suitably creepy. The film, Knock at the Cabin, follows the story of a girl and her parents who, while vacationing in an idyllic remote cabin in the woods, are contacted by four armed strangers who ask the family to “make an unthinkable decision.” to save the world.
“With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe in before everything is lost,” reads a line from the film’s description.
Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge play the parents of the girl, played by Kristen Cui. The film also stars Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Abby Quinn as the four strange people who knock on the cabin and demand the “unthinkable choice.” What this choice is remains to be seen, but given Shyamalan’s history of fakes, the “choice” may not be all that it seems.
Shyamalan directed the film and co-wrote the screenplay with Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman. It is based on the book The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay.
Knock at the Cabin is Shyamalan’s first film since 2021’s Old. Shyamalan’s films are known for their unexpected endings, so it will be interesting to see what happens with Knock at the Cabin in that respect.
Shyamalan’s best-known film is 1999’s The Sixth Sense, for which he earned multiple Oscar nominations. Some of his previous projects include Signs, Unbreakable, The Village, Lady in the Water, After Earth, The Visit, Split and Glass.
Knock at the Cabin is distributed by Universal Pictures and will be available exclusively in theaters when it opens on February 3, 2022.
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