The first trailer for director John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place Part II” kicks off with a flashback to the day the sound-sensitive aliens arrived on Earth — as Emily Blunt tries to drive her two children (Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe) out of harm’s way down a busy street.
The new clip, released Wednesday, also flashes forward to Blunt as she and her family — include her newborn child — seek safety away from their farm after the events of the original 2018 horror blockbuster.
The Abbott family discovers other survivors of the alien attack, including Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou, but learns that leaving familiar surroundings may not be all that it’s cracked up to be. 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.
As Murphy’s character says toward the end of the new trailer, “The people that are left are not a kind of people worth saving.”
Krasinski wrote and directed “A Quiet Place Part II,” based on characters created by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck. The new film was executive produced by Allyson Seeger, Joann Perritano and Aaron Janus, and produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller and Krasinski.
The original “A Quiet Place” starred Krasinski, Blunt, Jupe and Simmonds and grossed just over $340 million at the global box office. Since then, the film has won several awards, including the Critics’ Choice for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Blunt.
The film was about a family that has to live in complete silence, otherwise, creatures will hunt them. Even the most normal tasks become daunting: eating dinner with the family, playing board games or going fishing makes the characters fear for their lives.
Watch the trailer above. The film tiptoes into theaters on March 20, 2020.