Jeff Nichols Out As Director For Next ‘A Quiet Place’

by Thomas Tuna

Quiet on the set. Cue the next director.

Paramount Pictures is actively looking for a new director for its third A Quiet Place entry, as Jeff Nichols this week passed on helming  the next film in the successful horror franchise, according to a report on Deadline.

Nichols reportedly will focus on a science-fiction project at Paramount. The separation was an amicable breakup, according to sources.

Paramount, understandably, will put a lot of energy into the search for a new director, as the last movie in the series–A Quiet Place Part II–debuted earlier this year to $57 million at the domestic box office and has raked in nearly $300 million to date.

The upcoming film–described as more of a spinoff rather than another sequel–will be based on a story idea from John Krasinski, who directed and starred in the first two movies. It also is unclear at this point if either Krasinski or co-star Emily Blunt will reprise their roles in the third film.

The next A Quiet Place–slated for a March 31, 2023 release–will likely draw from the recent sequel that saw the Abbott family venture forth from their home and into “the terrors of the outside world as they fight for survival in silence against the creatures that hunt by sound.”

The original 2018 A Quiet Place–directed by Krasinski from a screenplay he wrote with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck–was a box office sensation, earning more than $340 million worldwide on a $20-million budget.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the progress of the third A Quiet Place film.

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