Lupita Nyong’o is in final talks to direct “A Quiet Place: Day One,” a horror franchise spinoff film from John Krasinski, a person whose acquaintances were confirmed to TheWrap.
Filmmaker “Pig” Michael Sarnoski will direct, based on an original idea by Krasinski. Paramount has already set a release date for March 8, 2024.
Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps. The franchise’s two previous films — “A Quiet Place” and “A Quiet Place Part II” — were both directed by Krasinski, who starred in the first chapter alongside Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmons and Noah Jupe. The franchise revolves around one family’s ongoing quest to survive in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by a monster with ultra-sensitive hearing.
“A Quiet Place,” which debuted in 2018, grossed over $188 million at the domestic box office and nearly $341 million worldwide. Its sequel 2020 became the first post-pandemic film to reach $100 million at the box office, eventually earning $160 million in the United States and a total of $297.4 million worldwide.
Oscar winner Nyong’o will next star in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ which hits theaters on November 11.
“A Quiet Place: Day One” will be executive produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller through Platinum Dunes alongside Krasinski through his Sunday Night banner with partner Allyson Seeger serving as executive producer.
Deadline reported the news for the first time.