John Krasinski Explains Why He Hired Jeff Nichols To Direct The Third Movie

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Earlier this month, Paramount Pictures announced a March 31, 2023 release for a spin-off film set in the world of A quiet place from Take shelter and Midnight Special writer-director Jeff Nichols, and now actor and director John Krasinski has discussed the future of the horror franchise.

In an interview on the Empire Podcast, Krasinski stated that “the story of the third, the third episode, is something I came up with.” Although Krasinski came up with the idea for a third film, it will be directed by Nichols – after which Krasinski explained why he hired Nichols for the next installment.

“Really the only person I had in mind when asked if I would hand this over was Jeff. I think he is one of the best filmmakers Mud is one of my favorite movies, and so real and intimate. It’s exactly the kind of paint we paint in A quiet place – very organic characters that you fall in love with.”

Although the following A quiet place film is labeled as a spin-off, Krasinski also addressed the question of whether the Abbott family will be included in it after they were the main characters in both A quiet place and A Quiet Place, Part II.

“Will it continue for the Abbotts? Who knows! No, I’ll tell you it’s… I’m really excited about the third episode because it’s going to do something that we haven’t done before.”

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After the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the horrors of the outside world as they continue their struggle for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they soon realize that the creatures that prey on sound aren’t the only threats lurking behind the dirt track.

A Quiet Place, Part II featuring returning cast members Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe and John Krasinski alongside Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Djimon Hounsou (Captain Marvel).


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