Shhhhh! John Krasinski's A QUIET PLACE First Teaser Drops
John Krasinski, the incorrigible boy next door that stole the heart of Pam Beasley as Jim in The Office, is making his first major studio directorial release with Paramount/Platinum Dunes A Quiet Place co-starring his wife Emily Blunt from an original screenplay by Krasinski, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (the underrated Nightlight). And today we FINALLY get a glimpse into what it’s all about!
The story is...well, under wraps. From what we can glean from the press release and trailer though is giving us a lot of hope. Krasinski and Blunt are a simple family, the parents of two children, but something has happened. We don’t know what, but their is a tension in the house, magnified by the sight of three larger than life claw marks ripping through their living room wall, leading up a flight of stairs. But what caused those claw marks? Clearly the same thing that is the reason the family cannot make a sound. The film plays out in complete silence, only the electrical hum of nothing scoring the solid of their forest surrounding. Communicating via sign language, as to not call attention to themselves, a lamp haphazardly breaks on the ground. And then something crawls up the roof.
What that something is we will have to wait until February to find out but WOW! Not only is it shaping up to be a small ensemble piece that is sure to deal with the family dynamics of living in hiding, but the usage of sign language is one that is not only fresh but will hopefully be a wonderful on screen representation of a language that over 70 million people use.
The tagline for A Quiet Place is: “If they can’t hear you, they can’t hunt you.” Lucky for you, we plan to make as much noise about this as we get closer to release!