With the first official trailer for ‘Us,‘ we’ve quickly learned that Academy Award-winning Jordan Peele won’t be a one hit wonder from his work on ‘Get Out.’ You can quickly tell that some of the tone is similar to his first work, but the rest of the film is completely different and uses a different type of monster to bring chills to audiences.
There is also some subtle foreshadowing in the description of the main song for the trailer about drugs while being described as “dope” which seems to fit the juxtapose of what you’ll be watching play out.
The first official synopsis can be seen right here and shares a bit about what to expect from the story:
After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for
provocative, socially-conscious horror films with his directorial debut, Get Out, Academy
Award®-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he
has written, directed and produced.
Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw
Productions, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning
to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke),
and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway.
Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by
a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she
grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.
After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth
Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to
their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four
figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway.
You can check out the trailer below!
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the initial teases, but this has exceeded whatever I thought it would be. Hearing that it would be a monster movie and only seeing shadows of people felt like some kind of standard humanoid monster. While that would have been fine, ramping things up to make these new creatures to be twisted duplicates of the cast and seeing them play double duty in the movie looks to be the perfect setup, and I can’t wait to see it!
What did you think of the first trailer for ‘Us’? Do you believe that Jordan Peele has done just as good or surpassed ‘Get Out’ from this initial preview? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves. Writer and director Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper. Us will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, March 15, 2019.