AceShowbiz - Universal Pictures welcomes the new year by unveiling a new trailer for "Happy Death Day 2U". Making its way out on January 1, the new trailer reveals that Theresa "Tree" Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) won't be the only one dying this time around, as the masked killer is now coming after her friends as well.
It sees some of her friends, including her love interest Carter Davis (Israel Broussard), Ryan Phan (Phi Vu) and Samar Gosh (Suraj Shama), getting killed by the masked man over and over again. One scene shows Ryan getting stabbed in the back, while another scene features Carter being beaten to death. In order to stop whatever force it is that wants them dead, Tree forms a group with her college friends.
The new trailer also sees Tree figuring out a clever way to get away from the killer, which is killing herself. She is shown falling off a building, jumping out of a plane without a parachute, and blowing herself up along with the murderer.
Two years after the events of the first film, Tree Gelbman unexpectedly re-enters the time loop and becomes determined to escape it after finding out her friends are now involved. When she discovers that the original killer has been murdered, Tree must face the new killer in order to uncover their identity and break free of the time loop once and for all.
Talking about the sequel to "Happy Death Day", Rothe previously stated that while most horror sequels retread the original, director Christopher Landon's pitch instead "elevated the movie from being a horror movie into a 'Back to the Future' type of genre film where the sequel joins us right from where we left off. It explains a lot of things in the first one that didn't get explained, and it elevates everything."
Produced by Jason Blum, "Happy Death Day 2U" is set for a February 14, 2019 release in the United States.