The Silence will hit Netflix worldwide on April 10.
Netflix is following up on the massive success of Bird Box with another high profile horror movie release: The Silence. IGN has your first looks at the upcoming flick, which stars Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka. The film is directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle, Wish Upon).
First off, watch IGN’s exclusive trailer for The Silence below:
The synopsis for The Silence reads: “When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses. The Silence is directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle) and stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter and Kyle Breitkopf.”
While this isn’t the first dabble into sci-fi and horror for either Tucci or Shipka, The Silence offered them a new opportunity to flex their acting muscles that they found appealing.
“I’ve done sci-fi movies like Transformers, but I’ve never done anything quite like this,” Tucci said of why he took the role. “The Silence is a combination of horror, thriller, and drama. I liked how sparse the writing was; a lot of it is without words, which allows John to do really interesting things visually as a director, and for us actors to communicate in other ways.”
Check out IGN’s exclusive poster featuring the two stars below:
Though The Silence features a supernatural premise, Tucci promises there’s a grounded quality to the story that will appeal to moviegoers.
“There’s a believability to how fast the world gets turned upside down,” he says. “I like the family’s dynamic, and that they’re living this normal, everyday existence when suddenly these horrible circumstances bring them together. They become very different people.”
The Silence will be available on Netflix starting Wednesday, April 10th worldwide. Let us know what you thought of the trailer in the comments below!
Terri Schwartz is Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment at IGN. Talk to her on Twitter at @Terri_Schwartz.