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Peter Dinklage Enjoys Post-Apocalyptic Solitude in the First Teaser for I Think We’re Alone Now

If I found myself alone in a post-apocalyptic world, the first thing I would do was try to make contact with other people. But Del (Peter Dinklage) isn’t like the rest of us. In his empty town, formerly of 1600 people, he feels at peace. The first trailer for I Think We’re Alone Now, released yesterday, gives us a peek into Del’s world, just as it turns upside-down.

Director Reed Morano’s cinematic follow-up to her excellent work on The Handmaid’s Tale, for which she won an Emmy, looks fantastic. The few scenes that were teased in the trailer are absolutely breathtaking, from Del gazing out at the twilight sky to the stark realism of the uninhabited street of houses, with Xs painted on the street in front of them. It all feels so tangible, so frighteningly close to real life rather than a fantasy. If you were the last person on Earth, this is what the world would look like. Morano’s ability to create that kind of atmosphere should give the film even more layers.

We hear the voice of Grace (Elle Fanning), a teen who made her way into Del’s town, asking him if he was lonely. His answer gives a window into what his former life was like. “I’ll tell you when I felt lonely,” he said. “I felt lonely when it was me and 1,600 people in this town.” Del leaves us with many questions. What was his life like? Why did this town make him feel like such an outcast? But he is very clear about one thing: he doesn’t want Grace’s company.

Speaking of Grace, she comes with her own set of questions. Where did she come from? What was her life like? Are there more people where she’s from, or are Grace and Del the only two people left in the world? Everything about this film feels mysterious, in the most seductive of ways. Seeing these two characters learn to live together, or not, is such an intriguing premise. I can’t wait to have all my questions answered. Check out the teaser below and pop in those headphones if you’re a work. A little bit of language at the end.

Here is the synopsis:

Del (Peter Dinklage) is alone in the world. After the human race is wiped out, he lives in his small, empty town, content in his solitude and the utopia he’s methodically created for himself – until he is discovered by Grace (Elle Fanning), an interloper whose history and motives are obscure. Worse yet, she wants to stay.

I Think We’re Alone Now premieres September 14 in New York and Los Angeles and nationwide September 21.

Featured Image: Elle Fanning and Peter Dinklage in I Think We’re Alone Now. Courtesy: Sundance

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