Before 2019 wrapped up proper, we were treated to our very first, intriguing glimpse at A Quiet Place Part II, which is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated releases of the year — in any genre. The first film was one of the coolest and most exciting horror movies of 2018 and we’ve been looking forward to another installment basically since the credits rolled. We’ve still got a while to go before Part II lands in theaters but the trailer promises some serious scares to rival even its predecessor.
Written and directed by John Krasinski, who also scripted and helmed the first movie, the official synopsis for A Quiet Place Part II is as follows:
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Blunt, Simmonds, and Jupe are all returning after the first movie, with newcomers Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou joining the fore alongside them as tantalizing unknowns. The first teaser image for the movie (see above) found the newly-fatherless family branching out on their own with Blunt’s newborn baby in tow (just when they thought things couldn’t get any more difficult).
The trailer, which is impressively lengthy, kicks off with a look at how things started to unravel for Blunt et al, as the barely-seen monsters cause havoc in their local town. We then fast forward to present day, where the family stumbles upon Murphy’s character, a grizzled loner (side note: Murphy, truly the most beautiful man to ever emerge from County Cork, looks even more gorgeous with a beard) who reluctantly teams up with them. There are plenty of great shots of the beasts crawling about the place, with Blunt looking simultaneously terrified and bad ass. It’s a terrific trailer that should quell any fears, including my own, about what more there was to tell of this brilliantly self-contained story.
A Quiet Place took place in a post-apocalyptic society plagued by barely-glimpsed creatures who hunted based on sound, hence the family at its heart had to remain silent at all times — something which was complicated by Blunt’s character being heavily pregnant. It was a massive global smash, banking a whopping $340 million worldwide. A sequel was inevitable, even if Krasinski was initially reticent to return to the well.
A Quiet Place Part II hits theaters March 20, 2020. Check out the trailer for yourself below and stay tuned to Wicked Horror for more info on the movie as it becomes available.