Lupita Nyong’o is headed to another successful franchise. Nyong’o is in final negotiations to lead A Quiet Place’s spinoff A Quiet Place: Day One for Paramount Plus.
Pig helmer Michael Sarnoski is directing the spinoff which is based on an original idea from John Krasinski. Krasinski directed and co-starred in the first two A Quiet Place movies alongside his wife, Emily Blunt. The story is being kept under wraps for the film, which is due out March 8, 2024. The original franchise is currently developing the third film, with Krasinski returning to direct that pic, which is set to bow sometime in 2025.
The first two films took place on a post-apocalyptic Earth where terrifying, blind monsters have destroyed society. Even though the deadly beasts can’t see, they use a form of echolocation to hunt their human prey. Krasinski and Blunt play Lee and Evelyn Abbott, the parents of two young kids named Marcus and Regan, played by Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds. The franchise also starred Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou, Scoot McNairy and Okieriete Onaodowan to its cast.
The franchise’s original film was relased in 2018 and became a surprise hit earning $340.9 million on a $17 million budget. The Krainski-directed A Quiet Place: Part 2 followed in 2021 and earned $297.3 million.
Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller will produce via Platinum Dunes. Krasinski will produce via his Sunday Night banner with partner, Allyson Seeger, executive producing. In addition to this spinoff, a third installment of the main A Quiet Place is in the works and set for 2025.
Up next Nyong’o will star in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which debuts Nov. 11.