M. Night Shyamalan introduced TRAP as “THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS at a Taylor Swift concert”

M. Night Shyamalan introduced TRAP as “THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS at a Taylor Swift concert”

A new trailer for M. Night Shyamalanthe new thriller by Trap It just came out and it looks like it’s going to be a great movie!

The film features a dad named Cooper (Josh Hartnett) take his daughter Riley (Ariel Donoghue) go to a big pop concert of Lady Raven (Saleka). While there, Cooper discovers that the concept is a trap for a serial killer known as “The Butcher,” who is actually Cooper.

When he finds out, he freaks out and starts going wild in various ways during the concert. Now, the director reveals his initial pitch for the film, “What if The Silence of the Lambs did this happen at a Taylor Swift concert?”

In an interview with Shyamalan, he told Empire that the film was also partly inspired by the real-life “Operation Flagship,” a 1985 plot in which several fugitives were offered free NFL tickets and a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Super Bowl. Only, about 100 hopefuls went along and found out it was a sting operation.

Shyamalan said, “It was hilarious. The cops were literally cheerleaders and mascots. These guys were dancing as they came in. And they all got caught. It was so twisted and hilarious.”

He went on to talk about directing the film, saying, “I directed an entire concert! And it wasn’t just a background thing. It’s equally important. There’s no fake concert going on. I love the idea of ​​cinema as windows within windows.

“One of the reasons it’s worth going to the theater to see the movie is because there’s literally a real concert that you can’t see anywhere else but in that movie.”

The director continued to talk about original storytelling in films, saying, “I really believe in original film. I want the industry to move towards more original storytelling.

“I think the audience would love it. Look, I know there’s security in intellectual property. But it’s really important that we go to the movies and see something we’ve never seen before. I’ll keep fighting for that.”

While Shyamalan is a director of both success and failure, I appreciate his love of storytelling and his desire to make original films. It’s good that he continues to strive for that, especially in a time when Hollywood is hyper-focused on remakes and sequels.

Trap will hit theaters on August 9, 2024.

by Joey Fear
Source: Geek Tyrant

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