Knock knock. Who’s there? M. Night Shyamalan, M. Night Shyamalan who? M. Night Shyamalan has a new movie out, and it’s called Knock At The Cabin, that’s who! Hot on the heels of Old, M. Night Shyamalan is back with a new twisty thriller, and this time Rupert Grint and Dave Bautista are along for the ride.
Based on the 2018 book The Cabin At The End of The World, Knock finds a young family off to a cabin in the woods, which, as we know, has never proved troublesome or murderous for any character in a movie ever. Their idyllic holiday is going well until a group of strangers (led by Dave Bautista) emerge from the woods in what unfolds like a home invasion thriller. However, this being a Shyamalan jam (a Shyamalajam in you like), we know to expect a twist in the tale. True to form, the trailer takes a turn as Bautista announces they are here to “stop the apocalypse”, and their family has been chosen to make a terrible decision.
Despite my misgivings about Old, Shyamalan has done it again and created a movie riddled with intrigue and mystery. That said, I was a big fan of the book Sandcastle (which Old was based on), which was one botched landing with a completely new ending that sucked. Knock At The Cabin will be released in cinemas on February 3, 2023
While Shyamalan has become hit and miss with his films, you can’t fault the prolific nature of the last few years that have seen him make The Visit, Split, Glass, Old, and now Knock At The Cabin.
While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.
From visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, Knock at the Cabin stars Dave Bautista (Dune, Guardians of the Galaxy franchise), Tony award and Emmy nominee Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, Mindhunter), Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth, Fleabag), BAFTA nominee Nikki Amuka-Bird (Persuasion, Old), newcomer Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn (Little Women, Landline) and Rupert Grint (Servant, Harry Potter franchise).