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The first teaser trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s new LGBTQ+ horror movie Knock at the Cabin has arrived. 

The upcoming film, which is based on Paul G. Tremblay’s novel The Cabin at the End of the World, follows queer couple Andrew (Jonathan Groff) and Eric (Ben Aldridge), who take their seven-year-old daughter Wen (Kristen Cui) on holiday to a remote cabin. 

However, their joyous vacation takes a sudden turn for the worse when “four armed strangers” led by Leonard (Dave Bautista) take the family hostage and demand that they “make an unthinkable choice.” 

“We were called and are united by a common vision, which has now become a command that we cannot ignore,” Bautista’s character reveals in the trailer. 

“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.”

Rupert Grint, Abby Quinn and Nikki Amuka-Bird are also set to join Bautista, Groff and Aldridge as Redmond, Sabrina, and Adriane, respectively. 

In an interview with The Boston Globe, Tremblay expressed his excitement about his critically-acclaimed book getting adapted into a film. 

“To say it’s really exciting would be an understatement. Especially seeing the trailer — it’s such a minor detail, but seeing the grasshoppers and Wen keeping notes on [the insects] — it’s just so wild,” he told the publication. 

“To hear lines from the book coming out of [actor] Dave Bautista’s mouth, it’s very exciting, and it looks like it’s been shot beautifully. I think it’s going to be a super intense, beautifully shot film.”

While Tremblay refrained from giving any spoilers, he did say that fans of the book would be “surprised” by certain aspects of the film. 

Knock at the Cabin will be released in theatres on 3 February 2023. 

Watch the full trailer for the film here or below.