Author Paul Tremblay revealed to CNBC that M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming new film project is actually “a direct film adaptation” of his novel The Cabin at the End of the World.
There hasn’t been much revealed about Shyamalan’s film, but now we know what the story entails thanks to the description of this book! The story centers on a family who is vacationing at a remote cabin in the woods. While there, four strangers carrying “unidentifiable, menacing objects” ask for help saving the world.
Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.
One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, “None of what’s going to happen is your fault”. Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: “Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.”
That definitely sounds like the kind of story Shyamalan would want to turn into a movie. The movie has a great cast that includes Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth) and Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter).
When previously talking about the movie after the first week of filming, the filmmaker shared, “One week finished on #knockatthecabin such intricate performances this week. Very dark, emotional film. One take shook me up so much I had to walk away to collect myself. Hopefully, you’ll feel it as well when you guys see it.”
The movie will be released in theaters on February 3, 2023,