QUIET PLACE Franchise Expands With Spin-Off

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QUIET PLACE Franchise Expands With Spin-Off

By Movieguide® Staff

According to Deadline, director Michael Sarnoski is in talks with Paramount Pictures to direct the next installment in the A QUIET PLACE franchise.

Actor John Krasinski directed and starred in the previous two A QUIET PLACE movies. While the third movie will reportedly be set in the same world as the first two movies, it will be a spinoff rather than completing the threequel.

Deadline reported:

Not much more is known about this project other than it not being a threequel but rather a spinoff, based on an idea from John Krasinski, who directed and starred in the first two films. The hope is this film would help set up a potential Quiet Place universe that the studio can build on for years to come. It is also known that, while not out of the question, Emily Blunt and Krasinski likely would not reprise their roles in this installment.

Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce via Platinum Dunes alongside Krasinski via his Sunday Night banner with partner Allyson Seeger, who serves as executive producer. A Quiet Place Part II, the first post-pandemic theatrical-only release, opened to $57 million at the domestic box office, has earned $297 million worldwide and garnered a 91% Rotten Tomatoes score.

Movieguide® honored A QUIET PLACE as one of the Best Movies for Mature Audiences in 2018 and nominated real-life husband and wife duo Emily Blunt and Krasinski for the Grace Prize®.

A portion of the review reads:

A QUIET PLACE takes psychological thrillers to a new level with a heartfelt story of a family trying to survive vicious creatures that hunt by sound. The opening sets the stage. The Abbott family is scavenging for supplies in a post-apocalyptic town. The parents speak sign language to their children, urging them to be quiet. The scene quickly reveals what happens if you’re too loud. It makes every single sound terrifying for the rest of the movie. The Abbotts try to live a normal life without sound, but that’s easier said than done.

A QUIET PLACE keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. John Krasinski provides great direction, from his brilliant use of style to the cast’s winning performances. The simple story seamlessly transitions between thrills and emotional moments. Everything’s grounded in the positive relationships among the Abbott family. Themes of love and protection provide a refreshing, healthy depiction of family bonds. The suspense isn’t for the faint of heart. Even so, A QUIET PLACE is a strong allegory for parenting and “training a child in the way they should go.”

Krasinski followed up the 2018 hit with another memorable installation, which revitalized the box office during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Movieguide® previously reported:

The box office could be on the mend after posting a successful Memorial Day weekend.

The four-day weekend marked a bright spot for North American theaters, which earned almost $100 million in ticket sales, the highest number since the pandemic began.

Although the total revenue is far less than the $232 million made in 2019 over the same weekend, theater owners are encouraged by the numbers.

“Any studio executive’s belief that a movie belongs on streaming, that model is shattered with the numbers [from this weekend],” Joseph Masher, chief operating officer of Bow Tie Cinemas, told CNBC. “The profitability of [movies] is exclusive to the theater. We’ve proved it this weekend.”

The weekend saw John Krasinki’s A QUIET PLACE PART II take the top spot at the box office with $57 million. Krasinki insisted on a theatrical release for Paramount’s pro-family thriller. Although only 72% of theaters in the U.S. were open during the weekend, A QUIET PLACE PART II still posted impressive numbers.

“The demand for theatrical experiences has returned even as some movie theaters in the country continue to operate under certain restrictions,” JPMorgan analyst Alexia Quadrani said.

Despite the risk of a theatrical release, Krasinki’s insisted on releasing his movie only in cinemas.