‘A Quiet Place Part II': Rifle-Wielding Emily Blunt Treads Very Carefully in First Teaser (Video)
Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou join cast of the horror sequel
Debbie Emery | December 18, 2019 @ 7:02 AM
Last Updated: December 18, 2019 @ 7:21 AM
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.
The 9 Most Divisive Horror Films of the Decade, From 'Human Centipede' to 'mother!' (Photos)
How many of these horror films have you seen?
"Human Centipede" (2009)
Listen ... any movie about a deranged doctor stitching three people together, mouth to anus, will cause outrage. The film's general consensus on Rotten Tomatoes read, "Grotesque, visceral and hard to (ahem) swallow, this surgical horror doesn't quite earn its stripes because the gross-outs overwhelm and devalue everything else." It's just gross.
"Human Centipede 2" (2011)
This sequel continues the grotesque experiment from the first, but also includes graphic rape and sadism. It was so horrifying, in fact, that the British Board of Film Classification deemed it as an infringement of the Obscene Publications Act and was liable to cause real harm to the public, according to The Guardian.
"Slender Man" (2016)
Screen Gems released a film in 2016 about the Slender Man, a fictional creature created in an online forum. It generated controversy as the movie was released just two years after the Waukesha stabbing, in which two 12-year-old girls stabbed a third, claiming the stabbing was part of the steps to becoming a proxy for the Slender Man. The film was accused of capitalizing off the incident, and the father of perpetrator Anissa Weier calling the film "absurd."
"The Green Inferno" (2013)
The film follows a group of college activists who go to the Amazon Forest to help protect a tribe from deforestation. However, upon arriving they discover the tribe is cannibalistic. Not only was the film, directed by Eli Roth, criticized by Survival International for the film's stigmas against indigenous people and reinforcing colonialism, but many reviews said the film was extremely gory and disturbing.
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"Jeepers Creepers 3" (2017)
The film sparked outrage mainly because of its plot over child molestation and the fact that in 1988, director Victor Salva was incarcerated for sexual abuse of a 12-year-old child and possession of child pornography.
"A Serbian Film" (2010)
This film has been one of the most controversial films of the decade, given it deals with rape, incest, pedophilia, necrophilia and, um, "newborn porn." According to IGN, the film was investigated for criminality in Serbia and other countries, and was also investigated for its violent and sexual content. According to Rolling Stone, Spain, Norway, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand have banned the film, and other countries have tried everything in their power to stop people from watching it.
"mother!" quickly became the most controversial movie of 2017 due to its brutal finale. No spoiler alert as the movie is now two years old; the Poet's adoring fans accidentally kill -- and then eat -- Jennifer Lawrence's character's newborn. Paramount had to release a statement following the backlash, saying the film was "intended to be bold," and that it's "okay if some people don't like it."
"The Hunt" (2019)
This movie never even saw the light of day. It was scheduled to be released on Sept. 27, but following the Dayton and El Paso mass shootings in August, Universal shelved the film. Test screenings found that audiences were uncomfortable with the politics expressed in the film; reports said the film follows 12 people that wake up in a clearing, being hunted by the rich elite.
"The House That Jack Built" (2018)
Lars von Trier's film was so divisive that it caused walkouts at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The film follows a serial killer (Matt Dillon), who mutilates and strangles his victims. Viewers were also outraged over a scene where a duckling is mutilated. Critics at the festival even said the director "had gone too far this time."
According to IndieWire, the film also received sanctions from the MPAA because the film's distributor, IFC, opened an unrated director's cut of the film over 100 cities without getting permission.
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Some films were so disgusting and repulsive that they had to be banned in various countries