Paramount Pictures is moving forward with A Quiet Place 3 as the studio has hired Jeff Nichols to write and direct the sequel, according to Deadline. A Quiet Place 3 will be based on an original idea by John Krasinski.
The studio is targeting a 2022 release for the third installment. We’re still waiting on the second film, A Quiet Place Part II, which was originally supposed to hit theaters on March 20, 2020. It was delayed several times and is now scheduled for April 23, 2021.
While not story details for A Quiet Place 3 are known yet, Deadline says they “would not be surprised if this was not a straight sequel, but rather broadened the world that the original introduced, plopping viewers in a post-apocalyptic world where survivors are struggling to stay alive by being quiet, as monsters with ultra sensitive hearing hunt them.”
Jeff Nichols’ film credits include Take Shelter (2011), Mud (2012), Midnight Special (2016) and Loving (2016).
Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce A Quiet Place 3 via Platinum Dunes alongside Krasinski via his Sunday Night banner with partner, Allyson Seeger, who serves as executive producer.
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.
The film is written and directed by John Krasinski, and based on characters created by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck. The sequel stars Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Simmonds, Jupe, Djimon Hounsou and John Krasinski.
The producers are Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, John Krasinski, with Allyson Seeger, Joann Perritano, Aaron Janus executive producing.
A Quiet Place Part II has been rated PG-13 for terror, violence and bloody/disturbing images.
A Quiet Place (buy at Amazon) opened in April 2018 and grossed an impressive $340.9 million worldwide on a budget of just $17 million. $188 million of the total came from domestic theaters and international markets brought in $152.9 million.