Jordan Peele, fresh from the resounding economic success of his debut movie Get Out has decided to create another disturbing psychological yet potentially speculative fiction themed movie called Us.
Starring award-winning Lupita Nyong’o and the physically imposing Winston Duke of Black Panther fame, as well as the casting of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta from DC’s recent Aquaman) we have what appears to be a starring lineup with a powerful Black cast.
What starts as a summer vacation appears to take a dark turn when a trip to the beach heralds the intervention of what appears to be a family of serial killers set on killing our hapless vacationers. But it’s hinted there is more to these killers than meets the eye. Somehow, in addition to wanting to kill the family Wilson, they appear to BE a darkly-twisted version of the family Wilson…
Is it speculative fiction? Is it a psychological thriller? Is it a serial killing slasher flick? Is it all in someone’s twisted imagination, a thing to help pass what might be an otherwise boring summer vacation?
We don’t know. The trailer hints it could be all of these or none of these, we just aren’t sure. And that, my friends is what makes a good trailer. When you aren’t aware of what’s happening, but are intrigued enough to want to figure it out.
This first trailer for Us gives lots of hints, shows a wide range of emotional depth for all of the actors and promises to be something out of the genre ordinary. Us is scheduled to debut in March of 2019 and is made by Monkeypaw Productions, QC Entertainment, and distributed by Universal Pictures.