The release date for M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming film has been out, and you’re twisty as hell pal is returning to the genre that he loves the most: horror. While there isn’t much information available regarding “Knock at the Cabin,” some hints are online that give us a better idea of what to anticipate from the surprise ending director.
Of course, in true Shyamalan fashion, nothing is what it seems, so we anticipate that our understanding of the film will evolve considerably when additional information becomes available.
Knock At The Cabin Release date
The release date of “Knock at the Cabin” is one thing we can be sure of. In contrast to how secretive he has been about everything else, Shyamalan has been shouting from the rooftops that the film will be out on February 3, 2023. Or, to use Shyamalan’s terminology, 2.3.23.
Even while the brief teaser video doesn’t reveal much, it strongly suggests that there is a reason why the statistics are the way they are. Considering that it is only a short film announcing the release date, those echoing knocks are pretty powerful. Although, until further information is provided, all we have is delicious speculation, it seems rather eerie.
The cast of Knock At The Cabin
While the premise of Shyamalan’s fifteenth feature film is mainly a secret, we know more about the cast. Character actor Dave Bautista was the first well-known actor to sign on for the movie in December 2021, thanks to his work in “Blade Runner 2049.” A few months later, we learned that Nikki Amuka-Bird, who had a significant role in Shyamalan’s “Old,” and Rupert Grint would also be joining the cast. Both actors were former cast members of Shyamalan’s Apple TV+ series “Servant.” Ben Aldridge (“Pennyworth,” “Fleabag”) and Jonathan Groff (“The Matrix Resurrections,” “Mindhunter”) round out the already famous cast members, though there will undoubtedly be other additions.
Jarin Blaschke (“The Lighthouse,” “Servant,” “The Northman”) will serve as the film’s director of photography in “Knock at the Cabin,” which was also, directed, and produced by Shyamalan. In a 2019 interview with Collider, Shyamalan provided a glimpse into his plans for the following several years, stating:
“I just had two movie ideas I felt very strongly about. For me, there are ideas, and they’re in journals sometimes, and they don’t quite have the meat yet, or whatever that thing is that makes it, so I’m ready to commit two years of my life to make this—to writing and directing this—some of those ideas don’t have that yet. They have to gestate a little bit. But there were two ideas where right away I was thinking about making them. And, interesting enough, there might be a third thing that came to me that might end up going in between these two. So there might be three.”
The plot of Knock At The Cabin
Shyamalan seems to be dipping his toes into the traditional cabin horror genre based on the title. You know, like “Cabin Fever” by Eli Roth, “The Evil Dead” by Sam Raimi, or “The Cabin in the Woods” by Joss Whedon. There are many cabin-themed horror films out there, but Shyamalan hasn’t made one yet, so it’ll be fascinating to see how he makes it his own, if I’m correct, and the title is a reference to that subgenre.
Bloody Disgusting reported that they’ve heard the movie will at the very least be a “home invasion horror film that takes place during the apocalypse,” which suggests some fascinating new territory for the contentious director and might evoke comparisons to the excellent “10 Cloverfield Lane” or even Jordan Peele’s “Us.”
The only thing we can expect from a Shyamalan film is the unexpected, but I’m hoping this one errs more toward the intense terror of “The Visit” than the bombastic atmosphere of “Split.” Even though Shyamalan enjoys going all out and including everything in his films except the kitchen sink, it pays off when he exercises restraint.
The novel “The Cabin at the End of the World” has a similar premise, but “Knock at the Cabin” reports have been nothing more than that – rumors. However, the author has since confirmed this link to Paul Tremblay’s 2018 book. In an interview with CNBC, Tremblay acknowledged that all parties had a legal obligation to keep this information secret until this point (via Bloody Disgusting). As he clarified: “I signed an option with FilmNation in late 2017. The production team then searched for a director and another talent to attach. While another director was briefly attached, I’d heard that Night had read the screenplay and was in possibly producing. The night was still interested in producing when it didn’t work out with the first director, which made him want to rewrite the script and direct it.”
“I have no contractual say over the screenplay or filming,” leaving Shyamalan free to filter the story through his sensibilities as he sees fit. Though admitting that this will take some adjustments on his part, the author is taking this in stride: “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.”
“Knock at the Cabin” started principal photography on April 19, 2022, and it was officially ready on June 11, 2022. A new trailer for the movie will probably be out in the upcoming weeks or months as the cut sharpens. The movie is currently firmly in the post-production stage. Even though things seemed to happen so quickly, remember that this is standard procedure for this project. Shyamalan earlier claimed that this was “the fastest script I’ve ever written” in an interview with ComicBook.com, surpassing the previous record-holder, his alien invasion thriller “Signs.”
Is the poem “Knock at the Cabin” a book?
The book “The Cabin at the End of the World”. It has a very similar premise to Knock at the Cabin, was for the screen.
Is the movie Knock at the Cabin actual?
Yes, M. Night Shyamalan wrote, directed, and produced the next American post-apocalyptic horror movie for Blinding Edge Pictures.
What happens in the movie “Knock at the Cabin”?
The story centers on two men visiting a cabin for the weekend. It is with their adoptive daughter when they are suddenly attacked.
Where is the knock at the cabin movie being shot?
The movie is Shyamalan’s fifteenth full-length production, with Jarin Blaschke serving as the director of photography. Knock at the Cabin, created by Binding Edge Pictures and Universal Pictures. It will be available by Universal on February 3, 2023. The principal shooting took place in Burlington County.