Paramount Pictures has revealed the trailer for “A Quiet Place: Day One,” the highly anticipated prequel to the successful horror franchise that began with 2018’s “A Quiet Place.” This latest installment, directed by Michael Sarnoski, explores the initial days of the alien invasion that brought deadly creatures with hyper-sonic hearing to Earth.
The film shifts its focus from the Abbott family to new characters navigating the chaos of the invasion in New York City. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o leads the cast as Sam, joined by Joseph Quinn.
The prequel promises a different dynamic, as it follows Sam and Eric, played by Quinn, who must negotiate survival in the midst of the unfolding catastrophe. Nyong’o emphasized the absence of familial bonds seen in the previous films, highlighting the unique chemistry between disparate individuals thrown together by the pivotal events.
The cast also includes Alex Wolff and Djimon Hounsou, with the latter’s presence suggesting an exploration of his character’s backstory. Hounsou played a crucial role in creating a safe haven in “A Quiet Place Part II,” and his involvement in “Day One” indicates a deeper dive into his character’s origins.
The film also introduces a feline character named Frodo, serving as Sam’s companion throughout the journey. Lupita Nyong’o shared her transformation into a cat person during the filming, a testament to the impact of her furry co-star.
Produced by Paramount Pictures, Platinum Dunes, and Sunday Night Productions, the film is set to hit theaters on June 28. Fans can expect a fresh perspective on the “A Quiet Place” universe, exploring the challenges faced by individuals in the early stages of the alien invasion. As the trailer unveils the intensity of the struggle, anticipation builds for the release of “A Quiet Place: Day One.”