Knock at the Cabin by M. Night Shyamalan is terrifying.
By Joshua Jones | Posted
An intense new look at director M. Night Shyamalan knock on the booth was published online. The upcoming horror film centers on a family of three held hostage by four strangers while vacationing in a remote cabin. The aliens demand that the family make the ultimate sacrifice to prevent the apocalypse.
knock on the booth stars dune and Blade Runner: 2049 actor Dave Bautista. Also in the cast is spirit hunter Jonathan Groff and Harry Potter alumni Rupert Grint. The film is set to hit theaters on February 3, 2023.
Hit like the cab is based on the 2018 horror novel The cabin at the end of the world by author Paul G. Tremblay. In the story, a couple named Andrew and Eric and their adopted daughter are taken hostage by four strangers while on vacation. The kidnappers demand that one of the family members be killed by the others to avoid the apocalypse.
When discussing Tremblay’s story, legendary horror author Stephen King said he thought the novel was “thought-provoking and terrifying”. Andrew Liptak of The Verge also seems to have a strong and positive reaction to Tremblay’s novel, saying the author “has written a story that eerily reflects the times we live in”. Shyamalan read a screenplay adaptation of Tremblay’s novel and was immediately interested in developing knock on the booth.
Shyamalan would later rewrite the script and participate fully in the project through his two-picture deal with Universal Pictures. In the same way Hit like the cabhis other film deal with Universal included his 2021 thriller old. Shyamalan has said in interviews that the storyline of Hit like the cab was the fastest he had ever written in his career.
Cast for Hit like the cab was announced from December 2021 to July 2022. Regarding the casting of Dave Bautista, Shyamalan credited the actor’s performance in Blade Runner: 2049 why he wanted to add it to the project. Bautista stars as a character named Leonard.
In addition to his upcoming appearance in Hit like the cabBautista should also star in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 3 for Disney. The actor said in several interviews that the next Guardians the film would be his final appearance as Drax the Destroyer.
Bautista is also set to reprise his role as Glossu Rabban in director Denis Villeneuve Dune: part 2. Villeneuve was at the head of Blade Runner: 2049. Bautista’s appearance in Hit like the cab and in dune certainly makes him one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors.
Regarding M. Night Shyamalan, Hit like the cab could be another win in an impressive run for the director. Not so long ago, critics and fans were not very happy with Shyamalan’s work. The director reinvigorated his career after directing the 2015 horror flick Visit.
The question now is whether Hit like the cab will impress the audience. The premise sounds interesting, but we’ve seen many projects with interesting premise fail in the past. Hopefully, this project can capture many people’s imaginations and continue Shyamalan’s winning streak as a horror director.