A new poster for Us has made its way online. Even without knowing very much about the upcoming horror/thriller, it’s still easily one of the most highly-anticipated movies coming our way in 2019. That all has to do with the fact that this serves as director Jordan Peele’s follow-up to last years smash hit and critically acclaimed Get Out. Now, we have this new chilling poster to give us a small glimpse at what’s coming our way next year.
This isn’t the first poster that’s been revealed for Us, as the director previously posted one online to announce his latest project, but this one is much more revealing, even if it does raise questions about what’s going to unfold. We see a character, possibly the one played by Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther) dressed completely in blood red clothing, with a brown glove covering one hand, the other bare, clutching a very deadly looking pair of scissors. They don’t even give us a tagline, only offering that this is going to be worthy of some bad dreams.
“A new nightmare from the mind of Academy Award winner Jordan Peele.”
Get Out was horrific, while also dripping with scathing social commentary. Jordan Peele coined the term “social thriller” to describe it and we can only assume those same sensibilities will be present in his latest work. While not a ton has been revealed, Us centers on a mother and father who, along with their kids, attempt to enjoy some unplugged time at their beach house. Several friends join them on the getaway, but as night comes upon them, their peaceful trip descends into tense chaos when some uninvited guests crash the party. Peele, in addition to sharing the poster today, also revealed that the first trailer is coming very soon, saying this on Twitter.
So we all have a seemingly twisted Christmas gift to look forward to in the form of the first Us teaser trailer. It will be very interesting to see how Jordan Peele and the studio play it with the marketing on this one. Are they going to give quite a bit away in favor of crafting the best trailer possible? Or are they going to let the mystery draw viewers in, while simply hoping that the allure of a follow-up to Get Out will get the job done? We’ll have some idea soon enough.
Get Out was a massive success, grossing $255 million at the box office and earning a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars, with Jordan Peele winning in the Best Original Screenplay category. The former sketch comedy mastermind made quick work of getting this new project going. The cast for Us also includes Winston Duke (Black Panther) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale). We’ll be sure to bring the trailer your way as soon as it’s made available. In the meantime, be sure to check out the brand new poster from Universal Pictures below. Us is set to arrive in theaters on March 15, 2019.