Devastation & Determination in a New “A Quiet Place: Day One” Featurette

“We’ve gone back to the beginning before the creatures invaded the Earth,” A Quiet Place: Day One star Lupita Nyong’o tells us at the top of a new featurette released by Paramount. We’ve already seen what the world was like on day 472 of the reign of the blind, sound-hunting aliens in John Krasinski’s 2018 original A Quiet Place—now, we finally get to see what the world was right as the alien invasion was underway. It’s not pretty.

As Nyong’o’s co-star, Joseph Quinn, explains in the new featurette, Day One will expand the scope of the franchise even further than Krasinski’s killer follow-up, Part II (2020), did. In Part II, Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt) and her children meet other survivors of the alien scourge. In Day One, we’ll see how all of New York City reacted to their arrival.  The new film, directed by Pig helmer Michael Sarnoski, takes the horrors of the first two films and plants them in the Big Apple, with 8 plus people utterly unaware of the rules of this terrible game. 

“It’s a completely different perspective, a different environment, a different setting,” Djimon Hounsou explains, reprising his role of Henri from Part II. “This one is so much more devastating to witness.”

In the new featurette, we learn that Nyong’o’s character Samira is on a day trip to New York when the attack occurs. As she has to learn how to survive the aliens in real time, she meets Eric (Quinn), a stranger with whom she’ll team up and try to figure out how to make it through the day.

“Trying to be quiet in New York City is no easy thing,” Quinn says. “An entire city of people figuring out the rules for themselves. It’s perilous, it’s fast-paced, and it’s extremely…quiet.”

Check out the new featurette below. A Quiet Place: Day One hits theaters on June 28.

For more on A Quiet Place: Day One, check out these stories:

“A Quiet Place: Day One” Trailer Unleashes the Alien Scourge on an Unsuspecting NYC

First Trailer for “A Quiet Place: Day One” Reveals the Lupita Nyong’o-led Prequel

Lupita Nyong’o Will Lead “A Quiet Place: Day One”

Featured image: Lupita Nyong’o as “Samira” and Djimon Hounsou as “Henri” in A Quiet Place: Day One from Paramount Pictures.


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