If this was December 31st, there’s little doubt A Quiet Place would top just about every Best Horror of 2018 lists. The film from John Krasinski (who directed, co-wrote, and starred) has become the next rising star of our beloved genre. The film has clearly exceeded all expectations, and if you need any more proof, Paramount just confirmed a sequel is in the works—a mere19 days after the film debuted in theaters nationwide.
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The Hollywood Reporter was first to scoop the news from CinemaCon:
Paramount is moving ahead with a sequel to A Quiet Place, the hit horror film that has earned more than $213 million at the worldwide box office to date, including $134.8 million in North America. Studio chairman-CEO Jim Gianopulos on Wednesday announced the news at CinemaCon as the studio presented its slate of films to theater owners gathered in Las Vegas for their annual convention.
A Quiet Place was a much-needed success for Paramount, which has endured a tough run at the box office for more than a year. It is the first film that went into production after Gianopulos — who formerly ran Fox — arrived at the studio.
If you haven’t seen A Quiet Place for yourself yet, peep the trailer, synopsis, and spoiler-free review below.
Official Synopsis: A family lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound.
In addition to Krasinski, A Quiet Place stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe.