By Creative Media Times
It was just two years ago when John Krasinski completely transformed his career; when his modestly-budgeted horror directorial debut, “A Quiet Place” became a massive commercial and critical hit.
Now he’s back behind the camera for the highly-anticipated sequel, “A Quiet Place Part II.” On New Year’s Day, Paramount Pictures released the film’s stunning first full-length trailer.
The trailer shows us a few flash backs of how it all started, showing Emily Blunt’s character Evelyn, driving her kids amidst the street chaos and glimpses of monsters on the loose.
The family runs away, searches for a safe haven as well as the father Lee (John Krasinski), who didn’t appear in the trailer. We know now that they survived that ordeal based on what transpired on the first film.
The trailer then picks up shortly after the events of the original. We see the The Abbotts leaving their home as their farm burns. They journey by foot into an unknown ghost town, baby in tow. Later we see another survivor, Cillian Murphy’s character, who seem determined to cut contact with other humans.
“The people that are left are not the kind of people worth saving,” Murphy’s character warned Evelyn, suggesting there might be more to the terrifying monsters than what we have seen so far. There is also Djimon Hounsou, but details of his character is unclear.
It remains to be seen how much of the film takes place in the past. But its an intense and slick trailer, and looks to be a much bigger undertaking for Krasinski. This certainly looks like another winner for the actor-director, who is also working for his own script.
Paramount Pictures is set to release “A Quiet Place: Part II” on March 20, 2020.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis, for those who can’t resist:
“Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, 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.”