Third ‘Quiet Place’ Movie in Development, John Krasinski Exiting Director’s Chair

Though the sequel has yet to reach theaters due to several delays caused by the coronavirus, a third 'Quiet Place' movie is already in the works.

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Quiet Place cast

Though the second film in the franchise is still yet to come out, the powers that be at Paramount are already putting in motion a third movie set in the universe of A Quiet Place

Variety reports that Jeff Nichols has been hired to write and direct the film, and that the plot is based on an original idea thought up by John Krasinski. Note that Krasinski directed and co-wrote both Quiet Place films so far, also co-starring in the first one.

As for Nichols, his resume includes writing/directing credits for the dramas Loving, Mud, and Midnight Special, among others. 

The original Quiet Place, which came out in 2018, co-starred Emily Blunt (see: Krasinksi's real-life wife) and made over $340 million at the worldwide box office off a sub-$20 million budget. In addition to that being more than enough to get future films made, the release also set a new record for the biggest opening weekend for an original (non-adapted) horror movie by pulling in over $50 million in its first few days in theaters. It was also very well-received by critics, and got an Oscar nomination for sound editing. 

The sequel, A Quiet Place Part II, was intended to come out in March 2020, but that was scrapped due to the coronavirus. At the moment it's slated for an April 23, 2021 release. 

As for the planned third film's story details, those currently do not exist...or at least they're not available to the public. The Hollywood Reporterwrites that it will be a "spinoff connected to the events" of the first movie. The film is set to come out at some point in 2022. So, hopefully theaters will be open by then. 

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