HOLLYWOOD – After a delayed original premiere, “A Quiet Place Part II,” which had parts of the movie filmed in Western New York, premieres this weekend at cinemas nationwide.
Although the opening was originally scheduled for last March, the pandemic pushed it until now.
The terror continues in this sequel for the Abbott Family in a world ravaged by creatures who hunt by sound.
Franchise newcomer Cillian Murphy says he especially enjoyed his intense scenes with returning star Millicent Simmonds.
“Because she’s an extraordinary performer, an extraordinary actor, and just a really beautiful person,” Murphy explained.
Simmonds, in turn, has high praise for writer-director John Krasinski.
“John, as a director, has the mindset of an actor, so he doesn’t come in like other directors,” explained Simmonds. “He doesn’t tell you like a dictator what to do. He’s very, he’s willing to explore, he opens it up to a conversation to say ‘What would you do in this situation? What are your feelings? What are your reactions?'”
Co-star Djimon Hounsou says even filming got scary at times.
“If the moment and the environment is so, like, well created for you to be scared, yes, it does get spooky,” said Hounsou.
Lakewood Cinema 8 is screening the film Friday starting at 1 p.m. and running until 9:30 p.m. with show times continuing well into next week.