Day One of the Alien Apocalypse: New ‘A Quiet Place’ Prequel Trailer Shows the Start of Silence

The just-released trailer for “A Quiet Place: Day One” turns back the clock to the very beginning of the alien invasion that left Earth in terrified silence. This gripping prequel to the hit “A Quiet Place” films has a June 24, 2024 release date and promises to ratchet up the tension even further by showing day one of the extraterrestrial onslaught.

The new trailer plunges viewers right into the chaos erupting on the streets of New York City, usually a hubbub of activity, now ground zero for the sudden and lethal alien attack. This sets up an ominous contrast to the hushed rural settings of the previous movies. We see Lupita Nyong’o frantically racing through the pandemonium as a woman desperate to survive the first bloody day of this invasion. The sound-hunting aliens are descending, forcing both humans and invaders into a fight for survival played out in heart-pounding silence.

Nyong’o is joined by an ensemble cast featuring Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, and Djimon Hounsou. Each actor faces unique challenges that underscore the human spirit’s resilience struggling to endure unthinkable horror. “A Quiet Place: Day One” intends to flesh out the backstory leading up to the silence-dependent, post-apocalyptic world explored in the first two critically praised films.

The original “A Quiet Place,” directed by John Krasinski who also co-stars opposite his real-life wife Emily Blunt, carved out a unique niche in the post-apocalyptic genre by centering on a family forced to live in near-silence to escape extermination by sound-tracking aliens. Lauded for nerve-shredding suspense and innovation, both films were major critical and commercial successes.

In one behind-the-scenes reveal, Krasinski expressed awe at Blunt’s ability to swiftly switch from grueling emotional acting to casual off-camera behavior. This commitment epitomizes the collaborative spirit driving the unfolding “A Quiet Place” saga.

As “A Quiet Place: Day One” prepares to transport moviegoers back to the terrifying genesis of this nightmarish new world, the trailer promises a film focused not merely on alien creatures but on the soaring strength of human spirit battling unbelievable horror. Audiences can brace for an exhilarating return to where the silence all began when “A Quiet Place: Day One” hits theaters on June 24, 2024.