Paramount is pushing back yet again the release of the marquee title A Quiet Place Part II further into 2021 amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The studio has now delayed John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place Part II to Sept. 17 for a theatrical release. That’s after the sequel was initially pushed from Sept. 4, 2020 to April 23, 2021.
Krasinski wrote and directed A Quiet Place II, which stars original castmembers Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. Series newcomers include Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou.
The latest delay to A Quiet Place Part II follows the James Bond pic No Time To Die also pushing back its release amid the ongoing pandemic and widespread theater closures in many major markets across the globe.
The delay to such a major tentpole like No Time to Die hitting the multiplex was expected to spark another wave of high-profile moves among spring and early summer movies.
The first film, A Quiet Place (2018), saw director John Krasinski emerge as a surprising new voice in the horror genre, with its story of a family forced to survive in a world with monsters that hunt by sound. The pic went on to gross $340.9 million worldwide on a $21 million budget, making it one of the year’s biggest success stories for an original film.
Not only a hit with audiences and a reason to opt in for a theatrical experience, A Quiet Place also scored big with critics and went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for best sound editing, along with several Critics’ Choice nominations.