A flurry of excitement hit Twitter in June when word began to get out that the latest film director M. Night Shyamalan was working on was actually an adaptation of Paul Tremblay's acclaimed book The Cabin at the End of the World. This pulse-pounding film is set to premiere February 3rd, 2023, and we've just been given a thrilling new trailer to keep us hyped while we wait.
Tremblay's novel was first published in June of 2018 and took home the Bram Stoker Award in 2019. The story follows a small family—seven-year-old Wen and her fathers, Eric and Andrew—as they take a vacation in New Hampshire, tucked away in a secluded cabin. Tension builds as young Wen meets the towering Leonard as she plays outside. He's friendly enough, but his sudden apology is ominous: "None of what’s going to happen is your fault."
The Cabin at the End of the World
With the arrival of three more strangers, their quiet getaway is invaded with the promise of an apocalypse only they can stop. This loving family must choose to make an impossible sacrifice to save the world.
The film adaptation stars Jonathan Groff as Andrew, Ben Aldrige as Eric, Kristen Cui as Wen, Dave Bautista as Leonard, Rupert Grint as Redmond, Nikki Amuka-Bird as Adriane, and Abby Quinn as Sabrina. This collection of talent—paired with Shyamalan's unique visionary style—is sure to compliment Tremblay's masterful story.
Social media has already been buzzing for months:
When it comes to the horror community, I don't think I've ever seen (and felt) such collective excitement, such warmth and shared joy, over the social media dawning that M. Night Shyamalan's new feature is in fact an adaptation of @paulGtremblay's CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD...— Clay McLeod Chapman (@claymcleod) June 12, 2022
I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am that Hollywood has finally seen fit to adapt one of @paulGtremblay books onto film! And isn’t M. Night Shyamalan the PERFECT director for a Tremblay adaptation?! KNOCK AT THE CABIN comes out in Feb ‘23 and I am so here for it!! 😃 pic.twitter.com/VL5YfdLKle— Book Monster (@Sshh_ImReading) June 12, 2022
M. Night Shyamalan's #KnockAtTheCabin will be shot on 35mm film, using vintage lenses in order to have a "classic '90s thriller look pic.twitter.com/8ajDIsuKKG— Blake (@blakemon1) June 9, 2022
And every platform from Twitter to Tiktok is sure to explode once more as more fans view this gripping first look. Come February 3rd, Knock at the Cabin is sure to be one of the best recent horror films to hit theaters. In the meantime, check out the trailer below.