Now you’re going to see what he sees. That’s the tagline for Don’t Breathe 2, a sequel to 2016 horror-thriller starring Stephan Lang. Watch the first trailer above.
The Blind Man has been hiding out for several years in an isolated cabin and has taken in and raised a young girl orphaned from a devastating house fire. Their quiet life together is shattered when a group of criminals kidnaps the girl, forcing the Blind Man to leave his safe haven to save her.
Lang returns as Norman Nordstrom, a blind man living in quiet solace — until his past sins catch up with him. A half-decade after the home invasion portrayed in the first film, bad guys are back. This time, they’re after the young girl (Madelyn Grace) in his care.
“Don’t Breathe 2” is set in the years following the initial deadly home invasion as depicted in the first film. Norman Nordstrom (Lang) lives in quiet solace until his past sins catch up to him. While Norman was the terrorizer in the first film (which starred “Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist” favorite Jane Levy and “13 Reasons Why” star Dylan Minnette before their television success), he’s now the one being targeted and fighting back against evil.
Why? As one of the assailants (Brendan Sexton III) tells the girl, who is hiding with Nordstrom, as he stalks her: “It’s not me you need to be scared of, little girl, but the man standing next to you. Now I don’t know who he is, but I know who he’s not. Should I tell her or you?”
Rocci Boy Williams, Christian Zagia, Bobby Schofield, Adam Young, and Diana Babnicova round out the cast of Don’t Breathe 2, from first-time director Rodo Sayagues. He also co-wrote the script with longtime collaborator Fede Alvarez, who directed the original. The pair also co-wrote the first film.
Alvarez also produced the film along with Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. The pic from Sony’s Screen Gems opens August 13 exclusively in theaters.
Sony is set to release “Don’t Breathe 2” in theaters on August 13. Watch the official trailer below.
Don’t Breathe was the quintessential late-summer thriller sleeper, ranking 19th in Deadline’s Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament for 2016. It banked $89.2 million domestic after a $26.4 million opening weekend en route to $157.8 worldwide.