M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming film, Knock At The Cabin, is an adaptation of the awarding-winning horror novel, The Cabin at the End of the World.
The iconic filmmaker, known for his work on the likes of Signs, The Sixth Sense, and Glass – is at the helm of the home invasion thriller, and author Paul Tremblay has finally revealed his book as the source material for the project.
“I honestly spent a chunk of my 2022 spring quelling internet rumors and putting out Twitter fires connecting the book and movie,” Tremblay said, speaking with CNBC. “It reached a point in early June where that became impossible, however, with all the information out there, including the IMDb page.”
“I have been doing my part to be respectful of movie marketing desires and certainly wouldn’t dream of spoiling anything,” he continues. “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.”
Shyamalan first signed the option with FilmNation for the movie back in 2017 with a director attached to the project, but things “didn’t work out”.
“When it didn’t work out with the first director, Night was still interested in producing, which then became him wanting to rewrite the script and direct as well.” Tremblay adds.
The movie, which is set to star Dave Bautista, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, and Rupert Grint – is said to have a 1990s thriller vibe to it.
“The Cabin at the End of the World is itself a reaction to the home invasion film subgenre,” Tremblay explains. “Most of me is excited and intrigued at the prospect of seeing my story reimagined or refracted on screen.
“But I’d be lying if I said I was egoless about the whole experience. This novel means a great deal to me.”
According to Wikipedia, the film is currently scheduled for release from Universarl Pictures on February 3, 2023. We’ll keep you posted as more details are announced.