The Cabin at the End of the World novel author Paul Tremblay voiced out his two cents on the recently released film adaptation of his critically acclaimed book titled Knock at the Cabin by M. Night Shyamalan. The film apparently had some major deviations from the acclaimed 2018 novel and Tremblay expressed that he would have preferred if the film stayed faithful to his novel.
Knock at the Cabin is currently soaring high at the box office with a $21 million debut and currently leads the global box office. The viewers might have appreciated the film, however, author Tremblay feels otherwise. It was reported that the film deviated from one of the book’s character as well as the ending.
The celebrated horror author has openly expressed his opinion to LA Times and said, “There were times when I was tearing up at random things just because, wow, it was right out of the book — and other times I felt like I wanted to run out of the theater…. But overall, I do like the movie.”
There were some minor changes here and there, but one of the more significant changes was the film’s ending. To which the author commented “I think the movie’s ending is way darker than my book.”
Although Tremblay has supported the film’s process and production, this isn’t the first time the author has thrown some shades toward the film. It was previously reported that the author has reacted cynically after the film’s first poster came out since his name was obviously not credited in the film’s poster.
The author couldn’t help but react and said “New poster. I dig it. Can’t help but feel like there’s something missing…” The author went on ahead and answered some fans’ questions as to why he wasn’t credited in the film. One user asked “Any idea why the connection is getting so down-played? Feels like there’s money to be made from a tie-in reprint” The author responded “There will be a movie tie in version of the book coming Feb 7th. As for the other question…I can’t speak for anyone else.”
A lot of the novel’s fans weren’t exactly happy with the promotional poster either and Tremblay’s tweet sort of implied that he’s not happy with the absence of his name. Some fans believe that despite the film being written with the screenplay made by M. Night Shyamalan, Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman, the original source material was still made by Paul Tremblay, so he should have at least credited for it.