New "Dark AF" Red-Band Trailer for Stephen Lang's DON'T BREATHE 2
Stephen Lang is back as Norman Nordstrom, a.k.a. The Blind Man in the upcoming film Don’t Breathe 2, and he’s going to be brutally killing some people who have stupidly walked into his territory to take a little girl away from him, who he’s been raising and he’s also been teaching her survival skills.
Today we’ve got a “Dark AF” Red-Band trailer for you to watch that offers new footage teasing the kind of brutality that we’ll be seeing in the movie. This film has actually been getting good reviews, so I’m curious about seeing it for myself.
This story is set eight years after the events of the first film, and in it, The Blind Man is made to be kind of a hero as he embarks on a mission to murder a group of home invaders that kidnapped this little girl that he’s formed a relationship with. My guess is he kidnapped the girl and the people coming after her are trying to get her back.
The sequel was directed by the co-writer of the first film Rodo Sayagues, who also wrote the script with the original director, Fede Alvarez, and this is the synopsis:
In Don’t Breathe, Norman Nordstrom (Stephen Lang) was underestimated by everyone because of his blindness: he revealed an unflinching will to survive and get what he wants… but also a monstrous, evil side of his personality, as nothing – no person or conscience – will stand in his way. Now, in Don’t Breathe 2, eight years later, Nordstrom lives with 11-year-old Phoenix; he has recreated the family that was stolen from him by a drunk driver and has found the twisted justice he’s always felt was his due. When intruders once again come to his home, this time focused on Phoenix, Norman will reveal for a second time what’s hidden inside him… and again, it will be in new and unexpected ways.
Alvarez talked about the sequel saying:
“It came out of a place of trying to surprise ourselves and the audience. We didn’t want to do a sequel where it was ‘the same again, bigger.’ We are telling a completely different story that poses the same questions – how does the audience feel about this character and what he’s doing. Like any good thriller, it’s a riddle – every scene is a clue, and you have to put it together.
“We realized there’s something that’s never been done before, which is to take the villain from a movie and tell his story in the front seat – to make him the protagonist of the sequel. We thought that was a lot of fun – let’s give this guy a chance, let’s further explore his life and character, and let’s tell his story about what happened to him after the first movie…We’re expanding the character, dwelling deep into his heart and soul, into his psyche. What makes this guy unique?”
Don’t Breathe 2 also stars Brendan Sexton III and Madelyn Grace, and it opens on August 13, 2021. Watch the new trailer and let us know if you’ll be watching this movie!