A new movie set in the world of A Quiet Place is on the horizon. It looks like the universe established in A Quiet Place will be expanding thanks to a recently announced spinoff in the works to be helmed by director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Loving) and produced by John Krasinski. Krasinski wrote, directed, and starred in the acclaimed 2018 horror-thriller, which follows a family trying to survive in a world where a majority of humanity has been wiped out by alien invaders who can track their prey through sound. A Krasinski-written and -directed sequel to A Quiet Place, A Quiet Place: Part II, was originally scheduled for release on March 20. However, it was among the first wave of tentpoles to face repeated release date delays in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s interesting, I genuinely hadn’t thought about a second one when I was doing the first one. However, I really had these questions while I was doing it. I put the fires out in the distance in the first one, and I always thought to myself, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if we got to explore where those fires lead to? Who’s on the other end of those fires?’ But I never thought that there would be a sequel. So then when I actually came around to writing the sequel, I started with the fires. And so this time, I think when my brain started wandering of questions of what would this mean later on, I started to write down notes in case I could prepare myself for a third one.”
A Quiet Place: Part II is still scheduled for theatrical release on April 23, 2021.