Finally, a peek into M. Night Shyamalan’s latest mysterious horror offering.
The acclaimed filmmaker is famous for the tiny crumbs he drops relating to his films, and the secrecy surrounding his most recent effort–Knock at the Cabin–has been true to form. Until now.
The light broke through this week when horror author Paul Tremblay confirmed during an interview with CNBC that his novel The Cabin at the End of the World was the inspiration for Shyamalan’s movie.
And, apparently, it wasn’t easy keeping a lid on things. “I spent a chunk of my 2022 spring quelling internet rumors and putting out Twitter fires connecting the book and the movie,” Tremblay said. “It reached a point in early June where that became impossible.”
Still and all, the author doesn’t want to ruin any surprises. “I have tried to be respectful of movie-making desires and wouldn’t dream of spoiling anything,” he said. “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.”
It wasn’t until Tremblay knew for sure that Shyamalan himself would be directing the film that he truly became excited about the project. “When it became clear that Night was interested and attached–that the movie was going into pre-production and then production–that I moved from cautious optimism to real-time excited,” he said.
Knock at the Cabin–which wrapped production last month–is scheduled to land in theaters Feb. 3, 2023. The film–written, directed and produced by Shyamalan–stars genre veterans Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ben Aldridge and Jonathan Groff.
Shyamalan’s most recent film–last year’s Old–topped $90 million worldwide on an $18-million budget and was his sixth movie to open at No. 1 at the box office.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on Knock at the Cabin.