John Krasinski’s character didn’t survive the horror of 2018’s “A Quiet Place” but his legacy lives on in the sequel as Emily Blunt is seen carrying a newborn baby in the first teaser for the sequel, released Wednesday morning.
In the 30-second clip, Blunt’s rifle-wielding character is seen walking silently and on guard as she leads her two older children (again played by Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe) through the woods — until they come to the end of the cleared portion of the path and must begin stepping on crunchy autumn leaves. (No sign of where her newborn might be — though the infant does appear in the first look image the studio released.)
While he won’t appear on screen, Krasinski returns as writer and director, with Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou joining the cast.
A fuller teaser trailer will be released on New Year’s Day. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
According to the official synopsis from the studio, following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family 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.
Hounsou joined the cast earlier this year after Brian Tyree Henry had to drop out over scheduling conflicts.
“A Quiet Place Part II” 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. Krasinski also wrote the screenplay.
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 teaser above. The film tiptoes into theaters on March 20, 2020.