Paramount just released just released the thrilling teaser trailer to A Quiet Place Part II, the sequel to the original released in 2018. The full trailer will be released on January 1st, 2020.
A Quiet Place thrilled us not for its gore and monsters (whom we don’t actually see until later in the film), but because of the silence that must exist between them and the threat to survival any sound emitted near them poses.
Made with a $17 million budget, it went on to gross $188 million in the US box office and nearly $341 million worldwide. It earned Emily Blunt a SAG Award, and John Krasinski a WGA nomination.
The original film also received many accolades not only for its use of ASL (American Sign Language), but for hiring an actor that also shared a hearing impairment like its character (the talented young actress Millicent Simmonds). It did possess some shortcomings, and it serves well to take it from the perspective of someone with a hearing impairment, which T. Frock gives in her blog.
A Quiet Place Part II Teaser
In the teaser trailer, we see what remains of the Abbott family walking prudently through a narrow path of sand in a straight line, with the children trailing behind Evelyn (played by Emily Blunt). They reach the end of the sand path, and Evelyn looks back, eyes locking with Reagan (Millicent Simmonds), then Marcus (Noah Jupe). Reagan nods, letting her mother know whatever guide she is holding is telling them to continue. Evelyn’s bandaged foot begins to take the first step outside the path when the scene cuts to black.
Baby Abbott does not appear visibly in the scene, and it could be argued that perhaps big brother Marcus is holding them in a basket. I presume he does make an appearance, as the movie poster shows Evelyn and possibly Reagan holding on to what might be a basinet, and one movie still shows Evelyn holding a bundle close.
With Lee gone and a tiny baby now also in her care (babies are notoriously not the quiet types), Evelyn now faces living and surviving to help her children thrive. John Krasinski told TotalFilm: “All [my character] wanted to do was survive […] And [her character] says, ‘That’s not enough. We have to thrive. We have to let these kids be whole human beings.’ And after I’m gone, I’m loving seeing Emily really battle with that – that maybe survival was the way to go. And maybe this idea of thriving was too dangerous.”
The official synopsis provides us with a few more details:
“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.
The Quiet Place Part II is expected for release on March 20, 2020. It is written and directed by John Krasinski, who also directed and helped write the first film. Krasinski is also listed as a producer, as is Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller. The film also stars Cillian Murphy (Dunkirk, Inception, The Dark Night) and Djimon Hounsou (Shazam!, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy).
Are you excited for A Quiet Place Part II? Will it be the same without John Krasinski onscreen, considering that he’s still directing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.