By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Long-delayed by the pandemic, it’s now being moved up thanks to positive news about vaccines and theater reopenings.
Writer/director John Krasinski revealed on Twitter that A QUIET PLACE PART II, whose last place on the schedule was September 17 of this year, will now open for Memorial Day, i.e. May 28, from Paramount. It will then, under the studio’s recently announced plan, debut on the new Paramount+ streaming service 45 days later. Originally set for release March 18, 2020, the sequel was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak to September 4 of last year, then April 23 of this year and finally to September 17. Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe and (in a prologue) Krasinski return from the original A QUIET PLACE, joined by Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou. The synopsis: “Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family [Blunt, Simmonds and Jupe] must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.”