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M. Night Shyamalan is opening up about Trap.

The 53-year-old The Sixth Sense director opened up about the concept behind his upcoming film out on August 9 starring Josh Hartnett in a recent interview with Empire.

When asked how he pitched the movie, he said: “What if The Silence of the Lambs happened at a Taylor Swift concert?”

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Trap follows a father (Hartnett) and his teen daughter (Ariel Donoghue), who attend a pop concert by Lady Raven (Shyamalan’s daughter, Saleka Shyamalan). However, they realize they’re actually at the center of a much darker event — a police operation to capture a serial killer, via THR.

he also said the movie was partially inspired by the “twisted and funny” real-life 1985 “Operation Flagship,” a sting operation by U.S. Marshals and the DC Metropolitan Police Department, which led to the arrest of more than 100 wanted fugitives after they arrived to a stadium with free NFL tickets.

“I directed an entire concert!” he told Empire. “And it wasn’t just a thing in the background. It’s equally important. There is no pretend concert going on. I love the idea of cinema as windows within windows. One of the reasons to come see the movie at the movie theater is because there’s literally a real concert that you can see nowhere except in that movie.”

“I really do believe in the original movie,” he added. “I want the industry to move towards more original storytelling. I think audiences would really like it. Look, I know there’s safety in IP. But it’s really important that we come to the movies and see something we’ve never seen before. I’ll keep fighting for that.”

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