Be very quiet–we’re going back to the beginning.
The next entry in the popular A Quiet Place film franchise is set to hit theaters sometime next year, and this week it was revealed that the film will be a prequel that goes back to the start of the deadly alien invasion, according to a report on screenrant.com.
Paramount Pictures officials announced at this week’s CinemaCon that the prequel will be called A Quiet Place: Day One and will show the events of that fateful first day the aliens arrived on Earth. Further insights into the spinoff’s plot were not offered, but it is known that Michael Sarnoski (Pig) will direct.
The original 2018 A Quiet Place–that followed the harrowing experiences of a family trying to survive the invasion from aliens who hunt by sound–was written and directed by John Krasinski. The surprise hit was a box office sensation, earning $341 million on a $17-million budget.
Last year’s follow-up entry–A Quiet Place Part II–was another success story, despite the pandemic, with a $297-million payday on a budget of approximately $60 million. That led to plans for the prequel spinoff, as well as A Quiet Place Part III, slated for a 2025 theatrical release.
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