American film director M. Night Shyamalan has earned a name for himself in the movie industry with his works like Unbreakable, The Sixth Sense, and Split. His shocking plot twists have always been his strength as a filmmaker.

M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan | Picture by Gage Skidmore | Source: Wikimedia Commons

To continue his mastery, Shyamalan is all set to hit the theaters with his mystery-thriller movie Trap. However, the movie’s fate at the box office looks a little grim after a change in the release date. His movie is going to clash with other movies and that’s a bit concerning without a doubt, in terms of potential commercial success.

M. Night Shyamalan’s Trap Might Be in Trouble After the Change in Release Date

A still from Trap
A still from Trap | Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

M. Night Shyamalan is ready to present cinephiles with yet another thriller. His new movie, Trap, was set to hit the theaters on August 9, 2024. However, Deadline has recently reported that its release date has been postponed to August 2, 2024, almost a week before.

Although it’s just a matter of 7 days, it can hamper the commercial success of the movie to a great extent. With its new release date of August 2, 2024, Shyamalan’s Trap has inched closer to the release date of Marvel’s Deadpool & Wolverine, which is set to release on July 26, 2024.

Not just Deadpool & Wolverine, Trap’s release date is also not that far away from Neon’s horror thriller Cuckoo starring Hunter Schafer, Columbia Pictures’ Harold and the Purple Crayon, and the Kino Lorber drama, Sebastian

With so many movies releasing on the same day, it’s a concern whether Trap will be able to emerge as a commercial hit. Audiences are surely going to be distributed among so many options, which is a troubling fact for Shyamalan’s mystery project, all the others as well. 

Does Trap Still Stand a Chance to Do Good?

Josh Harnett as The Butcher in the upcoming WB's flick, Trap
Josh Harnett in a still from Trap | Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

Although Shyamalan’s new movie’s release date change has indeed brought in a huge amount of risk, it’s also true that the movie has the potential to still stand strong. He as a director is well-known for his crazy plot twists that audiences have always loved and appreciated. 

Trap itself is a highly anticipated mystery masterclass from him and can earn well, even though it is surely going to clash with a few other movies. The movie itself is a mystery-thriller starring Josh Hartnett, Saleka Shayamalan, Ariel Donoghue, and many more amazing actors. 

The movie is expected to explore the depths of the human psyche, which, accompanied by he 53-year-old director’s exceptional storytelling style is bound to keep the viewers on the edge.

Trap is surely going to keep the viewers’ minds occupied with the thoughts of what’s coming next. This suspense mixed in the air is a big factor that can turn the tables for the film. One can only hope that the movie performs well despite the challenges it is going to face.

Trap is set for release on August 2, 2024.

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