Following the resounding, Oscar-winning success of Get Out, fans have been chomping at the bit to learn something – anything – about Jordan Peele’s follow-up film. Information about Us has been kept strictly under wraps in anticipation of its March 2019 release date.
But ’tis the season for giving, and Jordan Peele has gifted us with a brand new trailer! Happy holidays indeed.
Peele shared in a comment to Entertainment Weekly that he wanted to create a modern monster mythology for his second film; “I wanted to do something that was more firmly in the horror genre but still held on to my love of movies that are twisted but fun”.
As EW has reported, the monsters of Us are called “the Tethered”. From what we learn in the trailer… that name seems appropriate.
“The story is set in the present day and follows Adelaide and Gabe Wilson as they take their kids to Adelaide’s old childhood beachside home in Northern California for the summer. After a day at the beach with the Tyler family, Adelaide — who’s haunted by a lingering trauma from her past — becomes increasingly more paranoid that something bad will happen to her family. As night falls, the Wilsons see four figures holding hands and standing silently at the bottom of their driveway.”
Peele assigned some homework to star Lupita Nyong’o – who plays matriarch Adelaide – so they would have “a shared language” when filming.
He gave her a list of 10 classic horror films to watch: Dead Again, The Shining, The Babadook, It Follows, A Tale of Two Sisters, The Birds, Funny Games, Martyrs, Let the Right One In, and The Sixth Sense.
Us is both written and directed by Peele and stars Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Winston Duke (Black Panther), Shahadi Wright Joseph (2019’s The Lion King) and Evan Alex (Mani) as the Wilson family, with Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Tim Heidecker (of Tim and Eric) as part of the Tyler family.
Check out the brand spankin’ new trailer below! Us will arrive in theaters on March 15, 2019.