The release of A Quiet Place Part II is being delayed as a result of the growing coronavirus pandemic.
The film's star and director, John Krasinski, made the announcement on Instagram.
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It was slated to hit theaters on March 20, and a new release date was not specified.
This is the second major film set for a spring release that has been pushed back due to coronavirus. In Early March, news surfaced that the debut of the James Bond flick No Time to Die, would be delayed from April to November, which would result in a $30 to $50 million loss for its distributor, MGM. Sony has also chosen to delay the opening of the family movie Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
While theaters haven’t yet shuttered in the U.S. due to the virus, there’s a fear that some cinemas may go dark in cities where COVID-19 cases are escalating. As of earlier this month, around 70,000 movie theaters had closed in China. South Korea, and France experienced closures as well.
"This situation is unprecedented," a studio executive told THR.