New M. Night Shyamalan Movie to be Filmed in Cincinnati

Trap is a feature length film in pre-production that received a $9,522,006 tax credit from the Ohio Department of Development.

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A year from today, a new M. Night Shyamalan movie will be released, and parts of it will have been filmed in Cincinnati.

Trap, according to IMDb, is a horror/mystery/thriller set to debut Aug. 2 2024. The film is currently in pre-production. A release by the Ohio Department of Development announced that the feature film received a $9,522,006 tax credit from the state of Ohio.

While little is known about the film so far, Shyamalan is listed as writer, producer and director and multiple sources have noted the plot as a psychological thriller set at a concert. According to IMDb, Cincinnati is the only filming location announced to date.

Trap is one of eight film projects announced as an Ohio tax-credit recipient during Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 July. A total of $36 million was granted to these projects, the release states. The eight films’ production expenses total more than $170 million and are projected to create 370 full-time jobs. The recipient productions are a variety of feature films, TV series and mini-series that represent a range of subjects.

“Film impacts our communities in more ways than just providing entertainment,” Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Department of Development, said in the release. “Projects awarded today will help highlight Ohio’s unique communities, promote the arts, and bring creative jobs to our state.”

The eight projects will film in six Ohio communities, according to the Ohio Department of Development.

2023 July Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit recipients:
  • Muenster, Ohio (TV Series), $327,143
  • Once Upon a Time in Sports (TV Series), $148,629
  • Nex (Mini-Series), $2,099,373
  • A Train Near Madgeburg (Mini-Series), $454,378
  • Nightmare Transmissions Season II (Mini-Series), $152,179
  • Ella McCay (Feature Film), $14,097,770
  • Trap (Feature Film), $9,522,006
  • Eenie Meanie (Feature Film), $9,254,869
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