'A Quiet Place' Spinoff in the Works With Jeff Nichols Writing, Directing

John Krasinski and Jeff Nichols
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John Krasinski came up with the new idea and will produce.

The silent world of A Quiet Place is getting a little noisier.

Jeff Nichols, the filmmaker behind such dramas as Mud and Loving, will write and direct an untitled spinoff connected to the events in the hit Paramount horror movie.

John Krasinski, who directed and co-wrote the original 2018 movie as well as its still-unreleased sequel, came up with the idea for the new story. He will also produce via his Sunday Night banner along with Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.

Quiet Place was set in a post-apocalyptic world in which creatures with heightened hearing used sound to devour humankind. The movie followed a family trying their best to stay silent and stay alive. The picture proved to be a cultural phenomenon with both  critics and audiences, scaring up over $340 million worldwide on a budget of less than $20 million, and nabbing an Oscar nomination for best sound editing.

A Quiet Place Part II scheduled to open March 20, 2020, but the release was postponed several times due to theater closures and coronavirus lockdowns. It is now scheduled for release now on April 23, 2021.

Nichols’s Mud, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Tye Sheridan, played at the Cannes Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival while Loving, also competed at Cannes and earned star Ruth Negga an Oscar nomination. He also wrote and directed Midnight Special, a sci-fi thriller released in 2016 by Warner Bros. One of the filmmaker’s hallmarks, on top of making thoughtful dramas, is collaborating with actor Michael Shannon, who has appeared in all his movies so far.

Nichols is repped by CAA.