Don’t be fooled, those red jumpsuits in the trailer for Jordan Peele’s “Us” aren’t there because the characters are in a festive, Christmas spirit.
On Tuesday, Peele and Universal stuffed our stockings with the first trailer for his new film, the follow-up to 2017’s breakout film “Get Out,” which saw him win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Peele first teased audiences with a chilling poster that featured a character wearing a sadistic looking glove while holding a sinister pair of elongated golden shears. And this first trailer finally gave us an idea as to what those are all about.
“They look exactly like us. They think like us,” Lupita Nyongo’s character says in the trailer. “They won’t stop until they kill us, or we kill them.”
“Us” stars Nyong’o and Elisabeth Moss in a film that Peele told Entertainment Weekly is a “monster mythology,” drawing on influences as classic as “The Shining” and as recent as “The Babadook.”
Nyong’o and fellow “Black Panther” star Winston Duke play a married couple who take a trip to a Northern California summer beach home along with their children, where they meet another couple portrayed by Moss and comedian Tim Heidecker. Nyong’o slowly becomes paranoid at her children’s safety, and as she becomes more concerned, they witness four figures in red suits holding hands at the end of their driveway. And as this trailer reveals, those figures aren’t just anyone, but are exact replicas of themselves.
“Us” opens in theaters on March 15, 2019. Watch the first skin-crawling trailer for Peele’s sophomore film above: