Paramount is moving full steam ahead with the first spin-off from their monster hit A Quiet Place. Released back in 2018, the low-budget blockbuster is set in 2020 (no joke) after the world has gone quiet following the invasion of blind creatures with amplified hearing abilities. Those who survived have said goodbye to the old world, and live as silently as possible to avoid Earth's new dominant species. Using sound as a weapon, John Krasinski co-wrote & directed the hit movie, as well as starring alongside his real-life wife Emily Blunt.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the as-yet-untitled spin-off is based on a story by John Krasinski with directing duties going to Jeff Nichols (Mud, Midnight Special). Naturally, it's early days, so plot details are being kept under wraps, but there are several exciting directions the spin-off could go. As to what Krasinski and co have cooked up, we'll have to wait until more details emerge. However, we won't have long to wait before we return to the nightmarish world where making a sound can get you killed.
A Quiet Place Part 2 was initially scheduled for a March 2020 release. However, that was pushed to September following the early stages of the pandemic. As the months rolled on, and it became clear that cinemas would struggle to reopen, Paramount delayed the release again only this time to 2021. John Krasinski is back in the director's seat for the sequel which picks up mere moments after the first film. We know from the trailers that Krasinski makes an appearance as Lee Abbott via flashbacks that seem to chart the very beginning of the invasion. While the spin-off could be set earlier in the timeline, it seems unlikely that it would be a fully-fledged prequel. A Quiet Place Part 2 introduces new survivors played by Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou. Also starring Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe, the film is currently due for release on April 23, 2021.