A Quiet Place franchise is in need for a new director. Deadline has reported that the director Jeff Nichols has left the franchise amicably parting with the project in favor of working on another untitled science-fiction project from Paramount.
Details about Nichols’ split from the spinoff have not been released. However, according to Deadline, several replacements are already being considered to fill the void, with Paramount moving fast to replace the director in the wake of the success of A Quiet Place Part II. There have been no word on whether Jeff’s script will remain with the production or a new writer will be brought on for the project.
Regardless, the untitled spinoff will be the first film in the franchise to be directed by someone other than John Krasinski. John was the mind behind both the script and direction for the series’ first two films. The spinoff is going to be based on an idea of Krasinski, but not much else is known about the project, other than his departure as director. The movie will center on characters other than the family originated by Krasinski; Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe
A Quiet Place Part II held the record for highest box office success of 2021 for some time, bringing in $57 million domestically on its opening weekend and having earned almost $300 million worldwide to date.
No other information has been released about the film or who will replace Nichols. Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller are producing the movie via Platinum Dunes, alongside Krasinski and Allyson Seeger as executive producers. The spinoff does not have a release date yet.