A Quiet Place Prequel Falls Victim To Awful Change

By Charlene Badasie | Updated

The release date for the upcoming Quiet Place prequel, A Quiet Place: Day One, has been pushed back from March 8 to June 28, 2024. The shuffle is due to the actors’ and writers’ strikes, which halted production. Other affected films include the Ryan Reynolds comedy IF and an untitled SpongeBob SquarePants movie.

Hollywood Strikes Push Back The Release Date Of A Quiet Place: Day One

In August, Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish told Variety that filming on A Quiet Place: Day One concluded in London before the SAG-AFTRA strike began. While he expressed optimism about the studio’s current movie lineup, Bakish admitted that the strike does present some marketing challenges. However, he was confident that something could be worked out in terms of release strategy.

The Prequel Stars A New Cast Including Joseph Quinn

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Written and directed by Michael Sarnoski, A Quiet Place: Day One serves as a prequel to the story created by John Krasinski. The story follows new characters as they try to survive the first invasion by the sound-sensitive monsters in New York City. The movie stars Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, Djimon Hounsou, and Denis O’Hare.

John Krasinski Is Producing The Quiet Place Prequel

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Even though Krasinski won’t be directing the Quiet Place prequel, he is attached as a producer. The Quiet Place movies have been a popular addition to the sci-fi horror genre since the first film was released in 2018. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world where Earth has been invaded by mysterious creatures that are blind but have hypersensitive hearing.

These creatures hunt and kill anything that makes noise, which has forced the remaining humans to live in near-total silence. A Quiet Place follows the Abbott family, who communicate through sign language and take extreme precautions to avoid making any noise. The family’s struggle for survival intensifies when they discover that Evelyn (Emily Blunt) is pregnant.

A Quiet Place Part II Continued The Story

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A sequel, A Quiet Place Part II, was released in 2021. The film was directed by John Krasinski and features Emily Blunt returning as the lead character. The story picks up immediately after the events of the first film, exploring the family’s journey as they venture beyond their home in search of other survivors and a safer place to live. The Quiet Place prequel leaves this story behind.

In November 2020, Paramount Pictures revealed their plans for a spin-off movie in the same universe as A Quiet Place. By May 2021, Krasinski confirmed that the screenplay had been completed and submitted to the studio for consideration. However, in October of the same year, the original director, Jeff Nichols, exited from the project due to creative disagreements with the studio.

A Quiet Place Part III Is In The Works

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In January 2022, it was announced that Michael Sarnoski would step in to take over the roles of writer and director for the Quiet Place prequel. Then, during CinemaCon in April 2022, the film was officially bestowed with the title A Quiet Place: Day One.

In addition to the Quiet Place prequel, Paramount Pictures is in the process of creating an addition to the core A Quiet Place film series. A Quiet Place Part III is currently scheduled for a theatrical release in 2025.