It’s easy to think that if you’ve seen one “the hunter becomes the hunted” plot, you’ve seen them all. Then you watch something like the first trailer for Screen Gems’ Don’t Breathe and you forget why you’d ever said such a thing. From Evil Dead remake helmer Fede Alvarez, the film follows a trio of reckless thieves desperate to get the hell out of their small town. Learning of a wealthy blind man sitting on several hundred grand, they assume he’s the perfect mark and set out to rob him. Unfortunately, it turns out he’s far more dangerous than they ever imagined, kicking off a terrifying night of trying to avoid being picked off one by one.
Stephen Lang stars as the terrifying, underestimated robbery victim, with Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, and Daniel Zovatto as the trio of thieves. Alvarez directs from a script he cowrote with Rodo Sayagues. Alvarez also produces alongside Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi, and Rob Tapert. Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake, Erin Westerman, J.R. Young, and Mathew Hart executive produce. Don’t Breathe hits theaters August 26.