The battle was close between loud, clumsy aliens and gigantic, loud monsters at the box office, but those big boys took home the crown with the Bally-Midway video game adaptation Rampage topping A Quiet Place this weekend. Although Variety and Forbes initially reported that A Quiet Place was the winner, it turns out that Rampage actually unseated last week’s champ (perhaps those outlets should wait until actual estimates are released next week, before they announce their “favorite” as the big winner).
Since the company was founded in 2001 by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller, Platinum Dunes brought contemporary remakes of classic horror films like The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Hitcher, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to the big screen. But now, coinciding with the success of their new film A Quiet Place, the studio says they’re done with horror reboots.
In a recent interview with Cinepop, both Form and Fuller expressed their commitment to new, original content over rehashes of classic properties. When asked directly about upcoming reboot projects, Brad Fuller did not mince words: read more
Actor-turned-director John Krasinski has turned his attention toward the horror genre with A Quiet Place, a suspense story about a family surviving in a world infested by a ruthless alien species with a heightened sense of hearing. Krasinski also stars in the film with his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, and two promising young performers named Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. Between its small cast and high-concept, A Quiet Place has what it takes to satisfy a mainstream audience, while offering little that dedicated horror fans haven’t seen before. read more
When it comes to box office returns for horror films this year, the releases have been relatively “quiet” at the box office, until Paramount’s A Quiet Place was released this weekend. According to preliminary reports, A Quiet Place will win this weekend’s box office with $50.4 million, making it the second highest opening so far this year, behind only Black Panther.
Unlike last year, which saw Split and Get Out dominate the winter box office frame, no horror film has been able to capture the attention of audiences in a similar fashion. Although profitable, many of the horror films (most notably Winchester, Strangers: Prey at Night, and Unsane with $25, $24, and $8 million respectively) under performed, with the exception of Insidious: The Last Key surprising everyone with a $67 million dollar take and an additional $100 million overseas. A Quite Place is poised to do much better however, taking in almost 75% of Insidious’ domestic gross in its first weekend alone. read more
In case you weren’t glued to your TV during the Super Bowl, you may have missed the latest teaser for John Krasinski’s new film A Quiet Place co-starring Krasinski’s wife Emily Blunt.
The haunting thirty-second trailer looks promising for horror fans as it follows a family hiding from an unseen evil that stalks its prey by sound. In the post-apocalyptic setting, the family must remain silent at all times in order to survive.
Krasinski and Blunt are joined by Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds as the couple’s children. The movie, also directed by Krasinski, will premiere at The South by Southwest Film Festival as their opening night feature on March 9th. read more
Moments ago Paramount Pictures revealed the teaser trailer for the upcoming film A Quiet Place. While there is no official synopsis of the film just yet, the trailer provides us enough insight to let us know that the family is being hunted by something sinister in the woods. The footage shows a family living in terror as they must remain as quiet as possible. They walk on specific parts of the floor in hopes that the boards won’t creak; use sign language to communicate and even go to measures to ensure their board games do not make noise. read more