The growing A Quiet Place horror franchise has found a new director to lead it into the future.
Michael Sarnoski–who helmed last year’s Nicolas Cage-led Pig–is in negotiations to direct the untitled third movie in the series, according to a report on Deadline. Jeff Nichols passed on the job last October, reportedly preferring to work on a new science-fiction project at Paramount.
Precious little is known about this third film at this time, except that it reportedly will not be a traditional threequel, but a spinoff based on an idea by John Krasinski, who directed and starred in the first two installments.
The team behind the project includes producers Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller and Krasinski and executive producer Allyson Seeger.
Last year’s A Quiet Place Part II–which was the first post-pandemic theatrical-only release–debuted to $57 million domestically, and has raked in nearly $300 million worldwide.
The next film–slated for a March 31, 2023 premiere–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 smash, earning more than $340 million worldwide on a $20-million budget.
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