With Us less than three months away from arriving in cinemas, the highly anticipated sophomore feature from Get Out helmsman Jordan Peele has been shrouded in mystery for most of the year, but that’s all set to change when the first proper trailer drops on Christmas Day.
In the meantime, Universal Pictures has shared some material to tide us over. First off, we have an 8-second teaser, viewable above, which may not reveal a whole lot about the film, but is making us feel a little uneasy with its shot of a gloved hand holding some scissors.
What’s more, Entertainment Weekly has shared a couple of ominous pics. The first photo seems reminiscent of The Strangers or The Purge with its culty-looking masked figures holding hands in front of someone’s house. But while those are likely the villains of the piece, our heroine can be seen in the gallery’s next image, and it looks like she’s had a pretty rough night already.
Lupita Nyong’o stars as Adelaide Wilson in a film that she describes as “this relentless nightmare that taps into [Adelaide’s] deepest fears and ours as well — the idea that we might be our own worst enemies.” According to newly shared details, the plot sees Nyong’o character and her husband Gabe (Winston Duke) take a holiday with the kids at her childhood beachside home, where they spend the day with the Tyler family (including Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker).
It’s said that Adelaide feels haunted by some lingering trauma from her past, and as night descends on their idyllic location, she notices four figures standing silently at the bottom of her driveway. Somehow this all has something to do with creatures called the Tethered, with Peele explaining that he was looking to make a straight up monster movie that was rooted firmly in the horror genre.
“For my second feature, I wanted to create a monster mythology,” Peele told EW. “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.”
We’ll find out if Peele’s next work can live up to some lofty expectations when Us hits theaters on March 15th, 2019. But in the meantime, watch out for that trailer.