M. Night Shyamalan is back with a terrifying trailer for his new thriller Knock at the Cabin

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M. Night Shyamalan’s new film promises a blood-curdling plot.

In the trailer for the film, which debuted Thursday, Jonathan Groff plays a father who travels to a remote cabin with his husband (Ben Aldridge) and young daughter (newcomer Kristen Cui). When they arrive, however, the family is taken hostage and terrorized by four invaders who urge the family of three to “avoid the apocalypse.”

The film is an adaptation of Paul G. Tremblay’s bestselling novel from 2018 The cabin at the end of the world.

The official Universal Studios synopsis reads: “While vacationing in a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are held 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 to believe before all is lost.”

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Knock on the hut

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The trailer shows the young girl spending time outside the cabin when she is surprised by one of the intruders, played by Guardian of the Milky Way‘s Dave Bautista.

When asked by the girl what he’s doing there, he replies, “I suppose I’m here to make friends with you and your father too, but my heart is broken.”

“Why is it broken?” she asks, to which he replies, “For what I have to do today.”

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The next moment in the trailer, the family is helpless when they hear a knock on the door, but they have nowhere to go.

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“There’s a woman wearing something that looks like a pickaxe with a chain and a hammer head,” says Aldrige’s character.

(from left) Ben Aldridge, Kristen Cui and Jonathan Groff in KNOCK AT THE CABIN, directed and co-written by M. Night Shyamalan

(from left) Ben Aldridge, Kristen Cui and Jonathan Groff in KNOCK AT THE CABIN, directed and co-written by M. Night Shyamalan

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After some struggle, the family seems tied up as they begin to listen to the group.

“You see, the four of us have a very important job to do, in fact perhaps the most important task in the history of the world,” said Bautista next to his troop. The other invaders are played by Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint, Old’s Nikki Amuka-Bird and petite women‘s Abby Quinn.

Bautista’s character continues, “We were called and united by a common vision that has now become an order we cannot ignore. The four of us are here to prevent the apocalypse. If you don’t choose, the world will end. “

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From left: Dave Bautista, Abby Quinn and Nikki Amuka-Bird in KNOCK AT THE CABIN, directed and co-written by M. Night Shyamalan

From left: Dave Bautista, Abby Quinn and Nikki Amuka-Bird in KNOCK AT THE CABIN, directed and co-written by M. Night Shyamalan

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The screenplay for the film was written by the Shyamalan in collaboration with Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman.

The film is directed by the two-time Oscar winner and is produced by him, Marc Bienstock and Ashwin Rajan. The executive producers are Steven Schneider, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos and Ashley UKTN.

Shyamalan’s most recent projects include the Apple series Servantwith Grint in the lead role and the exciting feature films Old, Glass and Divide.

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Knock on the hut will premiere in theaters on February 3, 2023.

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