A Quiet Place Part II moves up to Memorial Day weekend
Actor-director John Krasinski took to Twitter to confirm that Paramount Pictures has officially changed the release date for their long-delayed horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II. Originally scheduled for a September 17, 2021 release, the Emily Blunt-led sequel will now hit the theaters several months earlier on May 28, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. It was also previously confirmed that the sequel will officially be available for streaming on Paramount+ for 45 days after its theatrical release.
The announcement comes on heels of Universal Pictures delaying Vin Diesel’s F9: The Fast Saga for the fourth time by pushing its release date from May 28 to June 25. The new release date will see A Quiet Place Part II going up against another high-profile project in the form of Disney’s live-action feature Cruella which is being led by Oscar winners Emma Stone and Emma Thompson.
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 was 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.