DON’T BREATHE 2 Trailer Brings Stephen Lang Back as the Blind Man and Now He Kills to Save a Little Girl.
The first trailer has been released for Don’t Breathe 2, bringing back Stephen Lang as Norman Nordstrom, a.k.a. The Blind Man.
This story is set eight years after the events of the first film, and in it, The Blind Man in a twist, The Blind Man is somewhat a hero or antihero as he embarks on a mission to murder a group of home invaders that kidnapped a little girl he’s formed a relationship with.
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.
Don’t Breathe 2 also stars Brendan Sexton III and Madelyn Grace. Not going to lie, this plot has blindsided me (no pun intended).
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?”