Paramount Pictures ran a new TV spot for the thriller A Quiet Place during the 2018 Super Bowl, helping to kick off the Big Game which the Philadelphia Eagles ultimately won. The horror/thriller comes from John Krasinski who did triple duty on the film as the star, writer, and director.
Krasinski plays opposite his real-life spouse Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train, Into the Woods, Edge of Tomorrow) as a married couple who are forced to raise their children without making any noise out of fear they’ll be attacked. The family communicates via sign language and they move around their home and exterior avoiding anything that could possibly reveal their positions to an unseen enemy.
Noah Jupe (Houdini and Doyle, The Night Manager) and Millicent Simmonds (Wonderstruck) co-star as the couple’s children who have been forced out of necessity into growing up in a world in which the slightest bit of noise could cause them to be attacked.
In addition to a new 30 second trailer, Paramount released a behind the scenes video featuring John Krasinski discussing his film. Describing the story, Krasinski explained, “Whatever is hunting them is everywhere. It’s all throughout the world. There’s nowhere to go. The only people this family have to rely on are each other.”
“Obviously, living silently is an impossibility. They have to figure out which sounds are safe and which sounds aren’t safe. The father lays down sand paths to keep everything muted. The entire family has to speak sign language. There’s a whole lighting system that they communicate with,” said Krasinski.
A Quiet Place was produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller. The story comes from Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, with Krasinski, Bryan Woods, and Scott Beck writing the screenplay.
Paramount Pictures has set an April 6, 2018 theatrical release date.