Loving’s Jeff Nichols tapped to write/direct third Quiet Place film!
The global pandemic may have pushed back the highly-anticipated second installment of the burgeoning hit horror franchise, but Paramount Pictures is looking to keep the ball rolling on the Quiet Place universe as Loving writer/director Jeff Nichols has been tapped to write and direct a third film in the series, according to Deadline.
Though the third outing won’t see original co-writer/director/star John Krasinski return to helm, Nichols’ script will be based on an original story idea by the Jack Ryan star, and Paramount clearly has a lot of faith in the project as they have already set a 2022 release date for the film.
After seeing his multi-film revival of the cult classic sci-fi franchise Alien Nation cancelled due to Disney’s acquisition of Fox, Nichols moved on to another adaptation in the form of Yankee Commandante, David Grann’s New Yorker article focused on Che Guevara and William Alexander Morgan, which will reunite the writer/director with Adam Driver (Marriage Story), who previously starred in Nichols’ acclaimed sci-fi mystery pic Midnight Special alongside frequent Nichols collaborator Michael Shannon (Knives Out).
In A Quiet Place: Part II, following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Emily Blunt is returning for A Quiet Place Part II alongside cast members Noah Jupe (Suburbicon, Wonder) and Millicent Simmonds (Wonderstruck), with John Krasinski set to write, and direct again. It was recently revealed in the film’s Super Bowl spot that Krasinski will reprise his role as Lee in the flashback scenes. Golden Globe nominee Cillian Murphy (Breakfast on Pluto) and Djimon Hounsou will also star in the sequel.
A Quiet Place spawned from a spec script by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck which was rewritten by Krasinski. It opened in theaters in April of 2018 and grossed over $334 million worldwide on a $17 million dollar budget.
A Quiet Place: Part II is produced by Krasinski and Michael Bay (Transformers) along with Bay’s Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (Ouija, The Purge, Texas Chainsaw Massacre). The sequel is executive produced by Allyson Seeger, Joann Perritano, Aaron Janus and is currently set to hit theaters on April 23.
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