In addition to pushing back Sonic the Hedgehog to early 2020, Paramount Pictures has made a few more changes to its schedule. First up, the studio has moved up the A Quiet Place 2 release date from May 15, 2020 to March 20, 2020. The only other movie scheduled for that new date is Lionsgate’s I Still Believe.
A Quiet Place 2 will feature Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe reprising their roles, while Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Dunkirk, The Dark Knight trilogy) is joining the cast as a man with mysterious intentions who joins the family.
John Krasinski is returning to direct the sequel, which he also wrote, just like the first film. Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will again produce for Platinum Dunes.
A Quiet Place opened in April 2018 and grossed an impressive $340.9 million worldwide on a budget of just $17 million. In the modern horror thriller, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival.
Previously set for March 20, 2020, Paramount has moved up family film Playing with Fire to November 8, 2019. Other films scheduled for that date are Doctor Sleep, Honey Boy, Last Christmas, and Midway.
Directed by Andy Fickman from a screenplay by Dan Ewen and Matt Lieberman, Playing with Fire stars John Cena, Brianna Hildebrand, Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key and John Leguizamo. In the film, a group of firefighters take in a group of siblings after rescuing them from a fire.
Paramount has also now dated The Lovebirds for April 3, 2020 (previously March 6, 2020). That is the same date as Disney/20th Century Fox’s The New Mutants and just a few days before Bond 25‘s April 8, 2020 release.
The Lovebirds stars Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Anna Camp, Kelly Murtagh, Moses Storm and Betsy Borrego. The film is directed by Michael Showalter from a script by Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall and Martin Gero.