We also hear that Emily Blunt’s deal for the sequel is closed. Blunt recently won a Screen Actors Guild best supporting actress award for her turn in the film. Today on Instagram Krasinski announced the sequel’s release date: May 15, 2020.
The $17M production made its world premiere at SXSW a year ago, where it promptly sent electricity into the audience. The pic was expected to open around $30M, and over-performed its domestic tracking with a $50.2M opening, and final stateside of $188M, $340M WW. With Paramount struggling before Jim Gianopulos’ arrival to the studio, A Quiet Place came as a wonderful renaissance for them. Gianopulos announced the sequel to the alien thriller last spring at CinemaCon.
The dazzle of A Quiet Place: It was largely a near dialogue-less screenplay where sound was the motivating fear factor. The movie is Oscar-nominated for Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl’s sound editing work.
The original feature left off with Emily Blunt’s protagonist, Evelyn Abbott, rifle-in-hand, ready to take down the aliens swarming her farm where she and her kids had cloistered.
Following the success of A Quiet Place, producers Fuller and Form launched a new production label at Paramount, Fully Formed, Entertainment. Deadline exclusively reported the news back in October.