In 2018, John Krasinski‘s A Quiet Place started off a new franchise where we explore a post-apocalypse world where noise-based creatures took over Earth. After the sequel made quite the mark in this year’s box office, a third entry was getting quite the traction. Yet, it looks like Paramount Pictures will have to find a new director as Jeff Nichols will not direct the threequel as previously announced in 2020. They reveal he is eyeing to tackle a new sci-fi project, but will remain with Paramount and has been getting fast-tracked.
Of course, they are already actively looking for a replacement that’ll tackle the untitled sequel. It won’t continue where the recent release ended but act as a separate spin-off. Paramount is hoping to kick-start a new cinematic universe with this horror franchise. There are even hints that Emily Blunt and Krasinsky might return to reprise their roles as it explores the world in its earliest days of the invasion.
Platinum Dunes will continue to produce with Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller acting as producers. The big question also remains how much they can pull from this base concept. Horror franchises aren’t new to this venture and there’s a lot of potentials to build upon the base concept. It would be funny if they gave us a prequel building up to the moment the world changed and they called it “A Loud Place.”