was one of the first movies to be pushed back at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to hit theaters at the end of March, it found a. Still, despite this major setback, the minds behind the Quiet Place franchise are hard at work coming up with ways to expand the line-up with more stories. A new installment is set to release in 2022 with filmmaker Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special) to helm, reports.
It’s not clear whether Nichols’ new film will be A Quiet Place Part 3 or a spin-off movie set in the same shared universe. For the uninitiated, the Quiet Place films take place in a world besieged by sound-hating monsters that arrived one day without warning and proceeded to violently take over, slaughtering anything that so much as made the slightest noise and forcing people to either adapt to this new world order or die. Because of the first film’s zoomed-in scope, it’s hard to tell exactly how far the monsters’ reign of terror extends–we only really see and experience the lives of one family, the Abbotts, who have carved out a very quiet life for themselves. But we can easily assume, based on the glimpses we see in the first movie and some of the hints dropped in the second movie’s trailers, that the Abbotts aren’t the only ones out there surviving.
It is similarly unclear whether any of the current stars of either A Quiet Place movies will be returning for this new installment. Both films feature Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, and John Krasinski, with the second adding Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou to the mix. Krasinski also wrote and directed the first two films, making the third installment the first in the franchise to be directed by a newcomer. Krasinski will remain onboard as a producer. The movie will, reportedly, be based on an idea of Krasinski’s.
A Quiet Place Part 2 will hit theaters April 23, 2021.