Horror fans are going to have to wait a little longer than expected for a return to the world of A silent place. Paramount is banking on the franchise, after both John Krasinski films became box office hits. A third installment of the main series is in the works, but not before Paramount releases a prequel called A Quiet Place: Day One. On Tuesday, Paramount announced that the film’s release had been pushed back a few months.
A Quiet Place: Day Oneof Pig director Michael Sarnoski, was originally slated to hit theaters on September 22, 2023. The film has now been pushed back to March 8, 2024. This new spring release date aligns with the franchise’s first two installments, both of which were released in the first few months of the year.
In addition to delaying the new Quiet placeThe film to 2024, Paramount has also shifted another Krasinski project on its schedule. Whethera film directed by Krasinski and starring Ryan Reynolds, was previously scheduled to hit theaters in November 2023. This film is now dated May 24, 2024.
Neither Krasinski nor Emily Blunt are set to appear in A Quiet Place: Day One, as the film will follow different characters as the alien invasion begins. Krasinski will stay on as producer, however. Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will also produce, with Allyson Seeger serving as executive producer.
A Quiet Place: Day One was originally to be led by Mud director Jeff Nichols. In October, however, Nichols left the project. Sarnoski was brought in to replace him in January, following the success of Pig. When Krasinski first revealed he wouldn’t be directing the prequel, he said Nichols was his first choice to take over.
“Really, the only person I thought of when I was asked if I would pass this on was Jeff,” Krasinski told Empire last year. “I think he’s one of the best filmmakers, Mud is one of my favorite movies, and so real and intimate. This is exactly the kind of paints we paint with A silent place – very organic characters that you fall in love with. So he was my first choice for that, and when he said yes, I was over the moon. I pitched my story to him, he went off and developed the world on his own with that starting point, and I’m so thrilled. He’s shooting a script now, and I loved it. I absolutely loved it, and I can’t wait to see him shoot this thing.”
A Quiet Place: Day One is set to arrive in theaters in 2024. The first two films are available to stream on Paramount+.