Happy New Year, horror fans! And what better way to kick off 2020 than with a tense new trailer for A Quiet Place: Part II? We caught a glimpse of the upcoming horror flick in mid-December with a 30-second teaser clip. Now, the first official trailer is here and it's clear we're in for a nail-biting ride.
2018's A Quiet Place ended with the Abbott family in serious danger. After Lee (John Krasinski) sacrificed himself for his children, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) was left alone in their basement as the noise-guided hunters closed in on her. Once Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and Marcus (Noah Jupe) reunited with their mother, they discovered that Regan’s cochlear implant disturbed the creatures enough to weaken their defenses. But audiences were left with doubt as two more of the beasts loped in right before the credits rolled.
While December's teaser clip was short, it confirmed a few key details. First, the bandage wrapped around Evelyn’s foot seemed to imply that A Quiet Place: Part II takes place directly after the dramatic final moments of the first film. Second, the clip also confirmed that Evelyn and the rest of the Abbott family made it off of the farm alive. Clutching a map that may or may not lead to salvation, the family treads carefully along a soft and sound-dampening path of sand. The teaser then snaps to black as Evelyn takes the first step on the leafy, twig-scattered forest floor—a veritable obstacle course of sound.
Today's official trailer offers a clearer look at the fresh horrors that await Evelyn and her children as they leave behind the family farm and venture into the world beyond their compound—where the ferocious sightless creatures aren’t the only threat to their safety.
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The trailer opens with a flashback to "Day 1", the day the creatures first appeared and overwhelmed humanity. Evelyn, driving with her children in the car, races through her small town as pandemonium breaks out all around her. The trailer then flashes forward to the present, where the surviving members of the Abbott family are now on foot and desperately seeking salvation. They soon meet a lone survivor, played by Cillian Murphy, in bowels of an abandoned factory. Evelyn implores this survivor to help them; there are people out there still worth saving. But Murphy's character has witnessed his own share of darkness and is unwilling to agree.
Like the first film, this sequel is co-written and directed by John Krasinski. Djimon Hounsou appears in A Quiet Place: Part II in an undisclosed role, along with other actors portraying a slew of characters that will undoubtedly spell out trouble for Evelyn and her children. The family will have to adjust to outsiders who don’t have the advantage of communicating via sign language, as well as the potential loss of civility in a world ravaged by extraterrestrial monsters. Plus with the addition of a newborn baby, keeping quiet might not be so easy.
A Quiet Place: Part II is set to hit theaters on March 20th, 2020. Quiet yourself and check out the official trailer below, as well as December's teaser clip. We dare you not to scream.
New Year's Day Official Trailer
30-Second Teaser Clip
Official Movie Trailer
Featured still from "A Quiet Place: Part II" via Paramount Pictures