Great news for horror fans as A Quiet Place spin-off is confirmed to be in the works.
The third installment in the blockbuster franchise will be based on an original idea from John Krasinski, who wrote and directed the first two movies.
According to Deadline, studio Paramount Pictures has set a 2022 release date providing the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t put another spanner in the works like it did for A Quiet Place Part II.
Details of the script for the spin-off are being kept under wraps but it’s likely that it won’t be a direct sequel to the second film, instead exploring the wider post-apocalyptic world.
The original film, released in 2018, starred John alongside his real life and on-screen wife Emily Blunt as a couple fighting for survival with their children among monsters who hunt by sound.
It proved to be an unexpected hit after receiving critical-acclaim at SXSW festival before grossing over $340 million (£256 million) worldwide on a modest $17 million (£13 million) budget.
A Quiet Place Part II was due to be released in March this year but was delayed to April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It will follow the Abbott family as they’re forced to venture out into the world despite the threat of the monsters, only to discover that other terrifying forces are lurking in the shadows.
Surprisingly despite the first installment’s box office success, Emily and John admitted they weren’t initially keen on doing a sequel.
‘We were both really reluctant and unnerved at the idea of trying to do another one,’ Emily previously told Variety.
‘A lot of people came into the studio and tried to pitch ideas and we were both like, “We’re not going to do it”.’
John added: ‘I had this small idea, which was to make Millie [actress Millicent Simmonds] the lead of the movie.
‘Not only did I think she would give an amazing performance, which I knew she could do, her character opens the door to all the themes I was dealing with in the first movie.’
A Quiet Place Part II is set for release in UK cinemas on April 23 2021.