The new date is the fifth change for the film’s opening. Paramount originally scheduled it for opening in US theaters on March 20, 2020, a date made unworkable by the mushrooming of the domestic version of the coronavirus pandemic.
From there, it was moved to September 4, 2020, but that was derailed by the persistence of the virus outbreak. It was then sent to April 2021, as speculation swirled that the film would bow on the ViacomCBS streaming service. Then it was sent to September 17, before now moving back to an earlier slot.
In its new May 28 release, the film will be up against Disney’s Cruella, the comedy-crime story starring Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Mark Strong, and Paul Walter Hauser.
In the John Krasinski-directed sequel, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
The first installment of A Quiet Place was a major hit for Paramount in 2018, scoring $188 million in the US and more than $340 million worldwide.
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