'Happy Death Day 2 U' Gets First Poster

The first trailer for Happy Death Day 2U is now playing in theaters, with Blumhouse Productions officially unveiling the film's first poster. Check out the poster below before the film lands in theaters on February 14, 2019.

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(Photo: Blumhouse Productions)

In the first film, Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) is a blissfully self-centered collegian who wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter (Israel Broussard). As the morning goes on, Tree gets the eerie feeling that she's experienced the events of this day before. When a masked killer suddenly takes her life in a brutal attack, she once again magically wakes up in Carter's dorm room unharmed. Now, the frightened young woman must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who murdered her.

In the sequel, "Tree discovers that dying over and over again was easier than the dangers in her future."

The original film became one of the surprise hits of last year, thanks in large part to its Groundhog Day-esque premise. One reason the film surprised the industry was that it was a slasher that managed to score a PG-13 rating, while many of its competitors of the subgenre lean into nudity and gore to appease bloodthirsty fans.

The original film hit theaters last October and earned $26 million in its opening weekend. The film went on to earn $55.7 million domestically and $122.7 million worldwide.

Original director Christopher Landon returned for the sequel, in addition to stars Rothe and Broussard.

When speaking with Collider earlier this year, Rothe teased details about what fans could expect from the sequel.

"The sequel, the way [Landon] described it to me, elevates the movie from being a horror movie – and I wouldn't even say it's just a horror movie because it's a horror, comedy, rom-com drama – 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," Rothe revealed.

She continued, "I was really pleased to know that we weren't just gonna be pushing all the buttons that people loved the first time, over and over again, 'cause I think that gets old. I'm really excited to see if it comes to fruition and, if it does, what the final product looks like. I hope we get to do it! I had a ball!"

Fans can check out Happy Death Day 2U in theaters on February 14, 2019.

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