After what seems like an eternity of waiting, the sequel to smash hit 2018 horror film will now release sooner than originally planned. The film was set to release in cinemas this September after numerous delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however Paramount have pulled it forward to this May.
"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 realise that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path."
A Quiet Place Part II will now release 28th May 2021. The release being brought forward comes after Paramount announcing intentions to 'shorten the theatrical window' moving forward. Paramount are releasing various films (including A Quiet Place Part II and Mission Impossible 7) on their updated streaming service Paramount Plus 45 days after their initial release. Before the pandemic hit studios were required to keep their films in cinemas for 90 days, but with the long term cinema closures studios had to re-think and re-plan their film releases. Several big studios have turned to streaming and on demand services to release their films during the ongoing pandemic with plans being put in place to use them a lot more going forward.
"They always say good things come to those who wait. Well... I think we’ve waited long enough. A QUIET PLACE PART II MEMORIAL DAY" - John Krasinski via Twitter (@johnkrasinski)
Hopefully the second film will be as good as the first! With a third Quiet Place film announced in November 2020, I'm imagining this sequel will be something to get excited for.