Trap: in the trailer of M. Night Shyamalan's new film Josh Hartnett is a trapped serial killer

In the trailer for Trap, M. Night Shyamalan's next film, Josh Hartnett is a serial killer trapped at a concert with his daughter.

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Warner Bros. has released the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's new thriller, Trap, starring Josh Hartnett, Saleka Shyamalan, Hayley Mills and Marnie McPhail. In the film, Josh Hartnett plays a serial killer who, together with his daughter, goes to a pop concert: there, however, the police have set a trap for him and he will have to look for a way to escape them.

In the trailer, Hartnett's character and his daughter, Jody, are at pop star Lady Raven's concert. When Hartnett runs to the bathroom, he notices that there is a heavy police presence in the concert building, and he knows something is wrong. By asking a boy who works at a stand he discovers that the police are there to capture a serial killer. We understand that Hartnett's character is the killer they are looking for, and it is revealed by a camera attached to his phone that he is holding his next victim hostage. The trailer ends with Hartnett laughing maniacally to himself.

In addition to CinemaCon in Las Vegas, the trailer for Trap was also presented at an event this week in Los Angeles called “The Summer of Shyamalan,” where the director talked not only about Trap but also about the horror film The Watchers, which he produced and which is written and directed by his daughter, Ishana Night Shyamalan. The pop star in Trap, Lady Raven, is played by the director's other daughter, Saleka, a singer-songwriter who also wrote several songs for the film.

The director said during the event that he wanted to tell this story because he is "from the point of view of an unexpected person," in this case Hartnett's killer. “That led me more and more into a dark humor angle that 'Servant' has and that 'The Visit' and 'Split' had. While waiting to be able to see the film in theaters, where it will arrive on August 9th, here is our list of all M. Night Shyamalan's films, ordered from worst to best.