M Night Shyamalan’s Knock At The Cabin is based on the novel The Cabin At The End Of The World by Paul Tremblay, the author has revealed. 

M Night Shyamalan is well-known for writing his own stories, including his trademark twists, but it seems that his next film, Knock At The Cabin, is not an original story. Author Paul Tremblay has stepped forward to reveal that the upcoming film is adapted from his novel, The Cabin At The End Of The World.

Tremblay has admitted to CNBC that he’s had to keep things secret for quite a while now, until it simply became impossible to do so for any longer, explaining “I honestly spent a chunk of my 2022 spring quelling internet rumours and putting out Twitter fires connecting the book and movie. 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. 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.”

Tremblay also revealed that things really moved into gear when Shyamalan, who was originally producing the film, stepped up to take over from another director who departed the project.

“Of course, it was thrilling to hear that he was interested as I’ve enjoyed a number of his movies. At the time, though, given my prior experience with the ups and downs and the waiting game of development, I’d heard lots of exciting names attached to or interested in my prior novels and then things inevitably would fall apart. When it became clear that not only was Night interested and attached, that the movie was in fact going into preproduction and then production, I then moved from cautious optimism to real-time excited.”

Filming wrapped last month on the project, which is Shyamalan’s latest film following 2021’s Old, a movie that performed well commercially and saw him launch quickly into Knock At The Cabin. Despite production now having wrapped and although not much is known about the film at this point, this reveal is sure to send fans into all kinds of theorising about differences between the film and the source material.

Shyamalan’s projects usually carry a veil of secrecy with them anyway, although it has been stated that the project is scheduled to arrive with us in February 2023. The director announced the end of filming via Twitter.

Old was generally well received and currently Shymalan is also enjoying smaller screen success with Servant for Apple. That show stars Rupert Grint who will feature in Knock At The Cabin alongside Dave Bautista who has added another famed director to his growing list. We’ll bring you more details on Knock At The Cabin as we hear them.

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