The A Quiet Place franchise is getting a third chapter.
Despite still holding onto A Quiet Place Part II, which has been pushed to April 2021 following a long pandemic-caused delay, Paramount Pictures is confident they’ve got an expansive franchise on their hands. A third film in the horror sci-fi movie franchise has been greenlit by the studio – and the film’s director and writer has been locked in.
As reported by Deadline, Jeff Nichols, whose credits include Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special and Loving, will be both writing and directing the film. The plot details are being kept under wraps, although the film is expected to be more of a spinoff, exploring elsewhere in the monster-ravaged landscape as opposed to directly continuing on with the Abbott family. The idea for the story comes from A Quiet Place star and director John Krasinski, who also directed and penned the upcoming sequel.
Producing the film again will be Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, working under their Platinum Dunes banner. Krasinski will also be producing, working with executive producer Allyson Seeger under their Sunday Night banner.
A Quiet Place was a big hit in 2018. Made for around $US17 million, the critically lauded (we also loved it) film drew a worldwide box office of over $US340 million and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Sound Editing.
A Quiet Place Part II, with Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe returning and Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou as newcomers, will open in Australian cinemas on April 22nd and US cinemas on April 23rd, 2021.