Entertainment NewsAn Early Surprise: Shyamalan’s "Trap" Hitting Theatres a Week Sooner

An Early Surprise: Shyamalan’s “Trap” Hitting Theatres a Week Sooner


Key Takeaways:
– Filmmaker 's Trap will be released a week earlier than previously announced by Warner Bros.
– Trap, a psychological thriller set at a concert, stars actor and Shyamalan's daughter, Saleka, in her acting debut.
– Other release dates announced by Warner Bros. include four untitled set for 2026 and 2027.

Here's some exciting news for all movie lovers out there. what? Warner Bros. has decided to move the release date of the movie Trap, helmed by popular filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, up by a week. Yes, you read that right! We are going to get to dive into this much-anticipated psychological thriller a bit sooner than expected.

Trap stars actor Josh Hartnett who you may remember from the movie , and Saleka, Shyamalan's own daughter, in her acting debut. Interested, aren't you? But, wait. There's more!

Warner Bros. has also shared a few upcoming movie dates via Deadline. But here's the surprising part, they are all untitled projects. The movie by Lee Cronin, hinted at in previous news, is set for an April 17, 2026 release. Additionally, there are three more untitled movies scheduled for March 26, 2027, July 23, 2027, and a sequel set for December 17, 2027. Quite intriguing, don't you think?

Now, let's delve into a bit more detail about Trap. Based on JoBlo's Chris Bumbray's description, the movie's plot seems really interesting. Saleka plays a pop star called Lady Raven, and Hartnett's character goes to her concert with his daughter. There's a twist, though. The concert is actually a trap for a serial killer known as The Butcher. And guess who The Butcher turns out to be? Putting a spin on things, it's actor Hartnett's character.

Saleka, who is actually an R&B singer-songwriter in real , has recorded songs for her father's previous projects Old and Servant. Her role in Trap marks her acting debut, introducing her to a brand-new side of the world.

Drawing from the actors' insights, Hartnett stated that Trap is a movie with an unusual plot that is “very bizarre, very dark, and wild.” We certainly can't wait to see it!

Shyamalan, known for producing and financing his own movies, managed to secure a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) interim agreement for Trap. This allowed the to go into production before the Screen Actors Guild strike was resolved. His daughter Ishana also got a similar deal for her directorial debut titled The Watchers, another Warner Bros. release.

Expressing his excitement about Trap in an interview with NME, Shyamalan described the project as a “very unusual” and “very new” thriller. He further revealed that he was excited about the story to the point he couldn't wait to share it. He shared that although the story may seem familiar, the unique point of view makes it extremely exciting.

So, are you as excited as we are about Trap hitting the big screens a week earlier? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Don't forget to mark your calendars for August 2nd, for what promises to be a rollercoaster ride of emotions, twists, and turns!

Megan Dianehttps://www.projectcasting.com
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.


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