There's a new trailer out for the upcoming John Krasinski-directed horror movie A Quiet Place, and it's safe to say the movie's been making a lot of noise. The film — which is set to open this year's SXSW film festival — stars real-life couple Krasinski and Emily Blunt, and it makes it clear that in the world of this film, a single sound could mark you for certain death.
Living an isolated existence, the onscreen duo are trying to protect their children from an unseen menace. As the trailer tells us, if they hear you, they'll hunt you.
Take a look at the new trailer here:
Set to the beat of a thumping heart, the trailer makes it clear how difficult it would truly be to live a life without any sound at all — especially when you have children, and one of them has a noisy toy.
The tension is insane, and when the kid's space-shuttle toy goes off, what should be a friendly little noise is horrifying. We never see exactly what is hunting this family, but it must be pretty bad if they are so deathly afraid of it. What is most important to the parents is protecting their kids — but how exactly will they do that? Humans have to breathe, after all, and kids are, you know, kids.
Lying (seemingly) alone and horrified in a bathtub toward the end of the clip, Blunt's character doesn't seem triumphant — and we also see Krasinski running through a field with a famously quiet set of fireworks going off behind him. It could just be happenstance, but it could also be some kind of inventive diversion.
A Quiet Place will surely use sound in a way that few movies have before, and to see exactly how (as well as learn the fate of this family), you can check out the film when it hits theaters on April 6. Knowing movie theater audiences these days, they will be anything but quiet.