While the horror community has been feeling the ever-increasing effects of the COVID-19 (otherwise known as the coronavirus) global pandemic with numerous conventions either being postponed or cancelled outright, Hollywood had been relatively immune to the situation. However, that changes today as Paramount Pictures and writer/director John Krasinski have announced that A Quiet Place Part II, originally scheduled for wide theatrical release on March 20th has been pushed back to a later as-yet-unknown date in order to prevent large groups of people from congregating in public places due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Picking up with a flashback to what appears to be the start of the invasion of the extraterrestrial beings that plague the Abbott family in 2018’s hit film A Quiet Place, the trailer for the 2020 sequel, A Quiet Place: Part II, seems to promise a much broader scope of land than we were originally shown in the first film; which was mainly centered at the family home and surrounding areas.
Once again written and directed by John Krasinski, the film brings back his wife Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbot, Millicent Simmonds as Regan Abbott and Noah Jupe rounding out the returning Abbot family as Marcus. Joining the cast is newcomer Cillian Murphy who apparently escaped the events of 28 Days Later only to find himself in the midst of another apocalypse. read more
Perhaps the most popular horror movie of 2018, A Quiet Place has a sequel ready to hit the big screen in March 2020. Paramount Pictures is already building the hype, releasing a teaser trailer (below) and announcing that the first official trailer will drop on New Year’s Day. Definitely something to look forward to while recovering from your 2019 hangover.
A Quiet Place, starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, was a huge hit for the studio grossing $340 million worldwide on a minuscule budget of around $20 million. It was obvious since that summer a sequel would be in the cards, even as imitators began flooding the (mostly streaming) market (we’re looking at you, Bird Box.) Here is the official synopsis of A Quiet Place II from the studio: read more
Just in from The Wrap, Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, In America, Shazam!) has joined the highly-anticipated sequel A Quiet Place 2 replacing Brian Tyree Henry who left the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Hounsou, whose upcoming projects also include Charlie’s Angels, The King’s Man, and the TV series What If…?, joins Emily Blunt, who returns for the sequel alongside cast members Noah Jupe (Suburbicon, Wonder) and Millicent Simmonds (Wonderstruck), with John Krasinski who will write and direct again. Golden Globe nominee Cillian Murphy (Breakfast on Pluto, Peaky Blinders) will also star in the sequel, set for release on March 20, 2020. read more
It appears as if Netflix is ready to chase every horror trend from 2018 in Annabelle and Wish Upon director John Leonetti ‘s upcoming bat horror film The Silence.
Not only does The Silence include a sound gimmick (A Quiet Place), a healthy dose of another sense-altering twist (the protagonist is deaf), but it also stars Netflix’s very own Sabrina, Kiernan Shipka (apparently, blindfolds would have been too derivative for Netflix viewers, who just enjoyed a similar tale entitled Bird Box.) read more
A Quiet Place fans better not scream too loudly about today’s special announcement… the creepy crawlies from the movie with extraordinary hearing will surely pinpoint their hiding places! It turns out the monsters will be back on the silver screen soon, and so will Emily Blunt. This time around- due to the spoileriffic events of the original film- her husband, John Krasinski will be directing both of them safely from behind the camera.
Deadline reports that John Krasinski has officially signed on to direct the follow-up to his wildly popular 2018 film, A Quiet Place. The announcement follows previous news that he had already agreed to write the script for the picture. Emily Blunt’s deal to return to the franchise was simultaneously announced with today’s news of Krasinski’s return as director. Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe- the Hollywood power couple’s on-screen children in the first movie- are currently in talks to return for the sequel as well. Given the popularity of the franchise, and the money at stake for the sequel based on the original’s performance at the box office, it’s safe to assume we’ll soon receive word on their official return. read more
Did you think that The Shape of Water’s and Get Out’s big wins at the Academy Awards last year meant that horror movies would finally be getting a fair shake during awards season? Think again! The 2019 Oscar nominations are out, and the horror genre is only represented with a single nomination for A Quiet Place in the category of Best Sound Editing.
Last year, The Shape of Water received 13 nominations (the record is 14), and it ended up winning Best Picture, Best Director (Guillermo del Toro), Best Original Score, and Best Production Design. Get Out was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Jordan Peele), Best Original Screenplay (Jordan Peele), and Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), and Peele took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Between these two films, the horror genre was represented in many of the Academy’s most prestigious categories. read more
With 2018 in the rear view mirror, now is the perfect time to discuss and analyze the top moments of the year for horror. HNN’s Christine, Larry and Sean discuss their feelings on the top movies of 2018 for the genre, along with what they feel are the breakout moments and highlights as well.
Visit our YouTube channel (and the video below) for this lively conversation, and check out our Patreon page for even more exclusive videos and content that you can’t get anywhere else (https://www.patreon.com/horrornewsnetwork). read more
January 1st, 2018 was such an exciting time for horror fans! Big projects were being announced, everyone was fired up about the upcoming Halloween movie, and conventions were beginning to announce some incredible guests. Just like The Legendary Criswell, I made a few predictions on that day about what we can expect in the world of horror in 2018, and I promised to revisit my premonitions in December. Well, here we are… so let’s see how I did!
THR is reporting that John Krasinski is writing a sequel to A Quiet Place. During a Q&A session at the Silver Screen Theatre in Los Angeles, the former Office star said “Then I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn’t think it would go anywhere. So, I said to the studio, ‘Just go do the movie with somebody else.'”
As Paramount started to listen to pitches from other filmmakers Krasinski’s creative juices continued to flow. “They heard some pitches, and I told [producer] Drew [Form] about this little idea,” said Krasinski. “And he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’ So, I’m currently writing the sequel.” read more