A Quiet Place 2 is delayed following concerns around the coronavirus pandemic. The John Krasinski and Emily Blunt lead thriller was initially slated for a March 18 debut, but Paramount has opted to hold back with no news on a secondary date.
The first movie, A Quiet Place, garnered acclaim as The Office alum’s directorial debut, highlighting a deaf character and a premise that’s a horror movie’s worst nightmare. In the post-apocalyptic setting, vicious monsters are drawn to anything that makes a noise.
Paramount made an official statement on the Quiet Place 2 delay, which you can check out below.
“After much consideration, and in light of the ongoing and developing situation concerning coronavirus and restrictions on global travel and public gatherings, Paramount Pictures will be moving the worldwide release of ‘A Quiet Place Part II,’” the studio said in a statement Thursday. “We believe in and support the theatrical experience, and we look forward to bringing this film to audiences this year once we have a better understanding of the impact of this pandemic on the global theatrical marketplace.”
Krasinski commented on the news via Twitter, keeping a light tone in spite of it all.
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) March 12, 2020
This is far from the first entertainment production to be put on hold for coronavirus concerns. Riverdale is halting filming due to a team member’s positive testing for the virus, Peter Rabbit 2 is pushed back to August and cinemas across Europe and the Middle East are closing to keep people from going out and expediting the outbreak.
Wash your hands, don’t touch your face and check out the trailer for A Quiet Place 2 below.