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A ‘Quiet Place’ Spinoff from Jeff Nichols

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

We still haven’t seen the sequel to John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place, but another new entry is already under development.

Jeff Nichols will write and direct a spinoff set in the same world, based on an idea by Krasinski, who will produce the new film through his company, Sunday Night Productions, with Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

This will mark the sixth feature film credit for Nichols as director, following Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special, and Loving. Nichols won three prizes at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 for Take Shelter and was a contender for the Palme d’Or for both Mud and Loving.

A Quiet Place premiered at South by Southwest in March 2018 before being released theatrically in April of that year. It earned an Oscar nomination for Sound Editing and won actress Emily Blunt, who is also Krasinski’s wife, a SAG Award for her performance. It was cited by numerous groups, including the AFI, NBR, and PGA, as one of the best films of 2018.

Its sequel, A Quiet Place Part II, had its premiere in New York City right before the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country on March 8th, 2020. Its wider March release was postponed first to September and is now slated for April 23rd, 2021.   

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