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Director Jeff Nichols’ A Quiet Place Spin-off Scheduled for Release in Spring of 2023

The A Quiet Place cinematic universe is set to expand, as a spin-off of the hit horror film series is in development, Collider is reporting. The franchise’s next entry is expected to be released in March 2023.

The spin-off reportedly won’t be a direct sequel to A Quiet Place Part II, which is now playing in theaters. Instead of continuing the Abbott family’s story that was featured in the follow-up to A Quiet Place, the spin-off will be set in the same universe, but focus on different characters.

The planned spin-off will be written and directed by Take Shelter scribe-helmer, Jeff Nichols. The filmmaker will be taking over the scribing and helming duties for the franchise’s upcoming spin-off from Emmy Award-nominated actor-filmmaker, John Krasinski, who wrote and directed the first two entries. But The Office alum is expected to return to the series to serve as a producer on the spin-off.

Krasinski revealed in an interview with Collider last year that he has also considered making a second direct follow-up to A Quiet Place that will continue the Abbott family’s original storyline. He gave some hints at how the initial idea of creating another direct sequel came into play.

“It’s interesting, I genuinely hadn’t thought about a second one when I was doing the first one. However, I really had these questions while I was doing it. I put the fires out in the distance in the first one, and I always thought to myself, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if we got to explore where those fires lead to? Who’s on the other end of those fires?,'” the Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker shared.

“But I never thought that there would be a sequel. So then when I actually came around to writing the sequel, I started with the fires. And so this time, I think when my brain started wandering of questions of what would this mean later on, I started to write down notes in case I could prepare myself for a third one,” Krasinski added.

The news of the spin-off’s release comes as A Quiet Place Part II is nearing a $100 million gross at the worldwide box office, a week after its distribution in theaters. Krasinski’s real-life and on-screen wife, Emily Blunt, has also revealed that her husband has already been developing ideas for the second direct sequel to the original thriller. The first movie grossed $341 million at the box office in 2018, and garnered her a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in 2019, which increased the likelihood of the feature receiving multiple follow-ups.

Karen Benardellohttps://cinemadailyus.com
As a life-long fan of films and television shows, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic in 2008. Karen has since been working in the press in New York City, including interviewing film and television casts and crews, writing movie and television news articles and reviewing films and televisions series. Some of her highlights include attending such local events as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and New York Comic-Con, as well as traveling across North America to attend such festivals as the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has been a member of the Women Film Critics Circle since 2012, and the New York Film Critics Online since 2019.

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