According to Deadline, the studio has tapped Pig director Michael Sarnoski to helm their upcoming A Quiet Place spinoff. The noteworthy hire comes a few short months following the departure of Mud and Loving director Jeff Nichols from the project.
At this time, not much is known about the film. Sarnoski has also been tapped to pen the screenplay, which is based off an original idea from John Krasinski, who directed the previous two A Quiet Place films. Both were big successes for Paramount, so it stands to reason that the studio would want to expand the universe as much as possible. It is also known that, while not out of the question, Emily Blunt and Krasinski likely would not reprise their roles in this installment.
In addition to a new director, the film also received a new release date. Previously scheduled for release on March 31, 2023, the A Quiet Place spinoff will now drop on September 22, 2023.
Sarnoski is a rising star in the industry following the critical adoration of his latest feature project starring Nicholas Cage. Pig released last year and garnered some awards attention, especially for its lead star, who is in the discussion as a possible Oscar nominee.
What do you make of this news? Do you think Michael Sarnoski is a good fit for the A Quiet Place universe? Or do you think Paramount should have gone with a different director? Sound off in the comments below to let us and the rest of the movie loving world know your thoughts!