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'A Quiet Place' Is Getting a Spinoff Film Because Everything Is a Franchise Now

This time, 'Take Shelter', 'Mud' and 'Midnight Special' director Jeff Nichols will be behind the lens.
By Sarah Ward
June 08, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
June 08, 2021
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When A Quiet Place hit cinemas in 2018, did stellar things with its mostly dialogue-free premise and gave alien invasion films a creative spin, it quickly proved a big box office hit. That's hardly surprising; Emily Blunt (Wild Mountain Thyme) added another formidable role to her resume, John Krasinski (Detroit) did great work both in front of and behind the camera, both Millicent Simmonds (Wonderstruck) and Noah Jupe (The Undoing) turned in excellent performances, and the entire movie made the absolute most of its silence-heavy approach and its niche in the horror genre. So, a sequel was always likely. That follow up was delayed by more than a year due to the pandemic, but A Quiet Place Part II is now finally screening in cinemas. Don't think that the story will end there, though, because a third flick is now coming.

At the moment, the next film in the series doesn't have a title — but it does have a release date. Come March 30, 2023, you'll be spending more time in the franchise's eerie dystopian world, and also learning more about the folks who've been learning to survive by keeping their lips zipped as tightly as possible. And, make no mistake, this is definitely a franchise now. The next movie is a spinoff rather than a direct sequel, although exactly what its story will tell is yet to be announced. Still, our time with the Abbott family could very well be up, and the flick could find another corner of its post-apocalyptic realm to explore.

One big change is definitely locked in: instead of Krasinski sitting in the director's chair, fellow filmmaker Jeff Nichols will be doing the honours. That's a great fit, at least based on much of his work to date. With 2011's Take Shelter, he followed a father struggling with apocalyptic visions and uncertain of what to do to protect his family. In 2012's Mud, he told a coming-of-age tale about two young boys and a fugitive, while 2016's Midnight Special spent time with a dad and his son as they tried to evade a cult and the government. All three are excellent, and it's easy to see how Nichols can jump from that trio — via 2016 drama Loving — to the next A Quiet Place movie.

Casting details haven't yet been revealed; however, Nichols has reportedly just handed in the script for the new film. And yes, everything seems to be a franchise these days, with The Conjuring movies up to their eighth flick, Marvel still doing its thing, and everything from Bond and Fast and Furious to Star Wars and Harry Potter still unfurling new chapters — but given how well both A Quiet Place features have done at the box office so far, more films in the series were always likely to follow.

Until further details about the upcoming third A Quiet Place movie are announced, check out the trailer for A Quiet Place Part II below:

The currently untitled third A Quiet Place film is set to release in movie theatres Down Under on March 30, 2023. A Quiet Place Part II is screening in cinemas now — read our full review.

Via Variety.

Published on June 08, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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