Knock at the Cabin interviews: M. Night Shyamalan and cast members discuss new thriller

Knock at the Cabin interviews: we talk to director M. Night Shyamalan and a few of the film’s cast members about the new thriller

Knock at the Cabin, the latest thriller from director M. Night Shyamalan is now in theatres (you can read our review HERE), and in the build-up to the film’s release our own JimmyO had the opportunity to sit down for interviews with Shyamalan as well as cast members Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, and Rupert Grint. To find out what they had to say about the making of Knock at the Cabin, check out the video embedded above!

Scripted by Shyamalan, Steve Desmond, and Michael Sherman, Knock at the Cabin has the following synopsis: While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken 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 they believe before all is lost.

The film is an adaptation of the Paul Tremblay novel The Cabin at the End of the World (which can be purchased at THIS LINK). Here’s the description: Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road. One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, “None of what’s going to happen is your fault”. Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: “Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.” Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.

Groff, Aldridge, and Grint are joined in the cast of Knock at the Cabin by Dave Bautista, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Abby Quinn.

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