Academy Award-nominated “The Sixth Sense” and “Old” director M. Night Shyamalan’s latest chiller takes on apocalyptic dimensions. “Cock at the Cabin,” his first feature since that awkward outing of Gael García Bernal and Vicky Krieps before our eyes in real-time on the beach, is the horror novel “The Cabin at the End of the World” is based on Paul G. Tremblay. It’s in theaters on February 3, 2023 exclusively for Universal Pictures — meaning no Peacock day-and-date — and you can watch the official trailer below.
According to an official synopsis, “While vacationing in a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family must make an impossible choice to avert the apocalypse.” With limited access to the world, the family must decide what they believe before they lose everything.
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The parents are played by Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge, and the strangers are played by Dave Bautista, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rupert Grint and Abby Quinn.
Shyamalan’s last film “Puraani” did well at the summer 2021 box office. The film, which Shyamalan also wrote, grossed more than $90 million — impressive for an original thriller in the tense environment of the pandemic. There were rumors that “Knock at the Cabin” would be told in one long single take, and while that didn’t turn out to be true, Shyamalan is definitely up to some of his old tricks.
During filming, he tweeted (per Collider), “A week at #knockatthecabin completed such a complex performance this week. A very dark, emotional film. One take shook me so much that I had to walk away to collect myself. Hope you feel it too when you guys watch it. “
Shyamalan wrote the adapted screenplay, and this time around, he’s working with Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Jarin Blaske of Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse” and most recently “The Northman.”
Dave Bautista was most recently seen in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” and is gearing up to return as Glossu “Beast” Raban for “Dune: Part Two.” Jonathan Groff also last voiced the Netflix miniseries “Lost Ollie” and starred in “The Matrix Resurrection.”
Watch the trailer for “Knock at the Cabin” below.
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