First Trailer for “A Quiet Place: Day One” Reveals the Lupita Nyong’o-led Prequel
We saw what the world was like on day 472 of the reign of the sound-hunting aliens in John Krasinski’s 2018 original A Quiet Place. At that point, the Abbott family (played by Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe) had already figured out how to survive in their new world—the answer was right there in the film’s title. They’d already suffered a horrific loss when their youngest son, Beau (Cade Woodward), was killed by one of the aliens. Throughout Krasinski’s excellent film and his killer follow-up Part II (2020), we only saw brief glimpses, via flashbacks, of what it was like when the aliens first arrived—until now. Paramount has dropped the first official trailer for A Quiet Place: Day One, which will take us back to the beginning of the alien scourge.
The trailer for Day One (the prequel is directed by Pig helmer Michael Sarnoski) opens on another busy day in New York City, with Lupita Nyong’o’s character front and center when the first wave of alien ships crashlands in the city. In short order, she has to reckon with the unbelievable sight of murderous alien creatures hunting down people with a speed and ferocity that we all remember well from the first two films. Only here, these aren’t hardened survivors well versed on the hunting methodology of the blind predators, but rather terrified, confused masses of people trying and failing to stay alive.
The promise of Day One is it might explain why these monsters arrived on Earth in the first place. And Day One isn’t the only film in the franchise currently in the works—there’s a third installment of the main arc of the series, set after the events in Part II, that will show us how humanity might ultimately survive.
Joining Nyong’o in the cast are Djimon Hounsou (reprising his role from Part II), Alex Wolff, and Joseph Quinn.
Check out the trailer below. A Quiet Place: Day One hits theaters on June 28:
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Featured image: Lupita Nyong’o in the poster for “A Quiet Place: Day One.” Courtesy Paramount Pictures.