Most of the world still has yet to see A Quiet Place: Part II (the movie was originally scheduled to hit theatres back in March), but that isn’t stopping Paramount from moving forward with plans to build on the franchise. We are hearing this week that a third A Quiet Place movie is in development, although it seems like it will not be a direct sequel. It also won’t have John Krasinski back as a director, although he is said to be the source of the idea behind the next movie. The good news is that they’ve lined up a pretty interesting filmmaker to take over. Hit the jump to find out what we know.
According to Deadline, Jeff Nichols will write and direct the next A Quiet Place movie for Paramount Pictures. Nichols is the man behind such films as Take Shelter, Mud and Midnight Special with the latter behind perhaps the most specifically relevant genre experience. He had also been working on an Alien Nation remake but it was put on hold after Disney acquired Fox and his next movie is slated to be Yankee Comandante starring Adam Driver.
Plot details for the movie are currently unknown and a title has also not been announced but THR has specifically called it a “spinoff” rather than a sequel. John Krasinski wrote and directed the first two films (Bryan Woods and Scott Beck co-wrote the first script with him) but he is providing the story idea and acting as producer this time around along with Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Paramount has set a release date of 2022. Are you looking forward to another movie set in the Quiet Place universe?