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'A Quiet Place Part II' breaks silence with first terrifying trailer since pandemic delay

By Josh Weiss
A Quiet Place Part II

After months and months of delay, A Quiet Place Part II has decided to speak up with a brand-new trailer. Unfortunately, that means everyone is getting ripped to shreds by sound-sensitive monster-aliens. But seriously, we've got some fresh and terrifying footage for the highly-anticipated follow-up to John Krasinski's directorial debut/sleeper horror hit from 2018. The movie was supposed to debut in March 2020, but became one of the countless projects delayed by COVID-19. It was indefinitely bumped, then moved to early September, before being pushed to Memorial Day weekend.

Picking up mere moments after the first movie, Part II follows the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe) as they leave the safety of their farm home for greener pastures. While they've discovered the creatures' sonic weakness, they're not out of the woods yet, especially since Mama Abbott (Blunt) has a newborn to look after. Now out in the wild, the family meets Emmett (Cillian Murphy), another survivor with a haunted past.

Check out the latest footage below:

Krasinski returns as writer, director, and actor for the sequel. Yes, actor. His character died in the first film, but Part II features flashbacks to the day the aliens first attacked, thus allowing him to reprise the role of Abbott patriarch, Lee. Indeed, the final trailer begins with a clever, yet incredibly heart-wrenching callback to the noisy space shuttle toy that led to the death of the Abbotts' youngest child at the start of the first movie.

"It's very exciting to be able to come back to theaters to see A Quiet Place 2 because it was always designed for a theatrical experience," the director says in a new spot (see below). "The second movie is much bigger. It's a much scarier movie."

"It's such an inspired sequel," Blunt adds. "The world expands in this one because they have to venture out ... It's a horror movie, you want to watch it in the dark. Jump and leap and gasp together. I'm really excited for you guys to see it."

"To all our A Quiet Place fans," Krasinski wrote on social media when the project was first delayed. "One of the things I'm most proud of is that people have said our movie is one you have to see all together. Well due to the ever-changing circumstances of what's going on in the world around us, now is clearly not the time to do that. As insanely excited as we are for all of you to see this movie...I'm gonna wait to release the film 'til we CAN all see it together! So here's to our group movie date. See you soon!"

Djimon Hounsou (Charlie's Angels) co-stars.

A Quiet Place Part II tip-toes into theaters Friday, May 28 — more than a year after its intended release date.

A Quiet Place Part II 2021 poster