Paramount Pictures clearly has no interest in keeping hush about its plans for the third film in John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place franchise. It’s been announced that Jeff Nichols will write and direct the next chapter, based on an original idea by John Krasinski.
Details about the third chapter are scarce at this time, which when you think about it, totally makes sense seeing as the second film in the franchise, A Quiet Place Part II has yet to be unleashed in theaters due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Paramount has set a 2022 release date for the newly-announced project.
Presumably, Nichols’ film will act as a follow-up to A Quiet Place Part II, though this has yet to be confirmed. What we do know is that the concept for Krasinski’s Quiet Place paves the way for lots of intense storytelling, especially when you consider the franchise’s bone-chilling premise. The Quiet Place franchise takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where who’s left of the population is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Previously, A Quiet Place Part II was scheduled to release on March 20 but was then pushed to April 23, 2021, because of COVID-19 and mass theater closures. And while it’s a shame that Krasinski isn’t slated to return as the director of the third Quiet Place film, he certainly feels like a solid candidate to pick up the torch. In looking at his credits, some of Nichols’ films include Midnight Special, Take Shelter, Mud, and Loving, which he also wrote.
No characters or casting announcements for the next film in the Quiet Place Universe have been revealed at this time. This being the case, what do you think the story for Nichols’ installment will be? Would you like to see the project explore the origin of the franchise’s lethal creatures or perhaps focus on another group of survivors? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.