A Quiet Place getting spin-off based on story from John Krasinski

Chris Edwards
·2-min read
Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

From Digital Spy

A Quiet Place is about to get a little noisier as a brand new spin-off movie is now in the works at Paramount.

The third film in the franchise will be directed by Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special, Mud), based on an original story by John Krasinski.

Plot details are currently being kept under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter has described the movie as a spin-off, rather than a direct sequel to A Quiet Place Part II.

The currently untitled project has been set a 2022 release date.

Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

Krasinski co-wrote, directed and starred in the original film alongside Emily Blunt. He also wrote and directed the sequel, which was pushed back from its March 20 release date due to the coronavirus pandemic. It's now set to arrive in cinemas on April 23, 2021.

Earlier this year, Krasinski explained how he'd never considered making a sequel to the first film, but when writing the script, he soon started thinking of ways to expand the fictional universe.

"It's interesting, I genuinely hadn't thought about a second one when I was doing the first one. However, I really had these questions while I was doing it," he told Collider.

"I put the fires out in the distance in the first one, and I always thought to myself, 'Wouldn't it be cool if we got to explore where those fires lead to? Who's on the other end of those fires?'"

Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

He continued: "But I never thought that there would be a sequel. So then when I actually came around to writing the sequel, I started with the fires.

"And so this time, I think when my brain started wondering [about questions like], 'What would this mean later on?' I started to write down notes in case I could prepare myself for a third one."

Released in 2016, the first film follows Lee (Krasinski), Evelyn (Blunt) and their children as they attempt to survive in a world overrun with deadly creatures that are super-sensitive to sound.

A Quiet Place Part II will continue on from the events of the first film, while also going back in time to reveal more about the origins of the mysterious monsters.

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