Dave Bautista and a gang of home invaders break up an idyllic family vacation in the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming apocalyptic thriller Knock at the Cabin, out in theaters on February 3rd, 2023.
The clip opens with fathers Andrew (Jonathan Groff) and Eric (Ben Aldridge) singing along to KC and the Sunshine Band’s “Boogie Shoes” with their daughter Wen (Kristen Cui) while driving out to the woods for a break from society. While the couple takes in some sun on their cabin’s deck, however, Bautista’s character Leonard makes an unnerving introduction to Wen.
“I suppose I’m here to make friends with you,” Bautista says after the young girl asks why he’s here. “Your dads, too. But my heart is broken… because of what I have to do today.” Soon enough, we find out he’s leading a cultish group that believes someone in the family must die in order to prevent the end of the world.
He continues, “We were called and are united by a common vision, which has now become a command we cannot ignore. The four of us are here to prevent the apocalypse. Your family has been chosen to make a horrible decision. If you fail to choose, the world will end.”
Watch the full Knock at the Cabin trailer below.
The official logline reads as follows: “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.”
Knock at the Cabin is based on the book The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay. Shyamalan directed the film off a screenplay he co-wrote with Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman. The cast is rounded out by Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abby Quinn, and Rupert Grint.