This film production and distribution company was founded in 1912 in the United States. It is the oldest film studio in the country that survived over time. Its goal is to provide family entertainment that involves various aspects of human life.
Since the beginning, Universal has been providing the conditions for its motion picture production success. So the studio keeps contracting the most popular and talented actors.
The company has produced hundreds of horror, slasher, comedy, drama, and superhero series/movies. Some of the popular projects were made in collaboration with other studios. It has released films with DreamWorks Animation, Warner Bros., and other colossi in the industry.
Universal got involved in the production of a great number of well-known media franchises. Some of them are Shrek, The Addams Family, Despicable Me, Hit-Girl & Kick-Ass, and Death Race.
Film crew members
- The film was directed by the famous M. Night Shyamalan who is known for many works. The most notable are The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), The Happening (2008), and Split (2017). He specializes in mystery, drama, horror, and thriller genres. You can tell his movies by supernatural plots and twist endings. Shyamalan also takes part in scriptwriting and adapting the stories for filming.
- The writing credits go to Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman. Along with the movie director, they worked on the screenplay. Since it was based on a novel by Paul Tremblay, he also participated in screenwriting. Shyamalan worked with the original script. He rewrote it and then headed the project.
- Ashley Fox, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, and Steven Schneider became executive producers. The director also took part in the production.
- Jarin Blaschke and Lowell A. Meyer were responsible for cinematography.
- Music for the film was created by Herdís Stefánsdóttir.
- Noemi Katharina Preiswerk did the editing work for Knock at the Cabin.
The Knock at the Cabin movie by Universal Pictures was shot near Burlington and Tabernacle. Both towns are located in the State of New Jersey, USA.
- M. Night Shyamalan was born in Pennsylvania which is not far from the filming locations. So he knows the region very well. That helped him choose optimal places for shooting that would fit the movie’s atmosphere.
- The movie has gained an approval rating of 68% on Rotten Tomatoes (review aggregator).
- The project made $1.5 million on its first day from Thursday night previews.
- The director praised Bautista’s role in Blade Runner 2049 (2017). Shyamalan claimed it was the reason he wanted the actor to star in the movie.
- Initially, the release was set for February 17. However, the production company decided to bring it forward by two weeks. It was done in order to avoid competition with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Behind The Scenes Knock At The Cabin
Official Behind the Scenes Look (2023) Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint
It is an adaptation of “The Cabin at the End of the World”. The horror novel was written in 2018 by Paul Tremblay. In late 2017, right before the book's publication, he had signed an option with FilmNation Entertainment. So he couldn’t reveal that the movie was based on his novel until July 2022.
Initially, another director was attached to the project. However, later Shyamalan read the script and grew interested in producing. He rewrote the screenplay and came on board to direct the project.
Shyamalan used 1990s lenses for shooting. His intention was to create the look of old-school thriller movies.
Scenes from Knock at the Cabin’s footage were shot in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. It is the largest remaining example of the Atlantic coastal pine barren ecosystem.
Shyamalan made an appearance in the movie as an infomercial host.