LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Fans of “A Quiet Place” will be able to see the sequel in theaters sooner than expected. Paramount Pictures has pushed back the release date of “A Quiet Place Part II” by several months, moving the film from September 17 to May 28. It took the place previously occupied by Mark Wahlberg’s action thriller “Infinite,” which had moved to September 24.
Paramount filled the Memorial Day weekend slot after Universal earlier Thursday postponed “F9” from late May to June 25.
“A Quiet Place Part II,” directed by John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt, has been repeatedly moved amid the coronavirus pandemic. The film was originally slated for release last March, but those plans were scrapped at the last minute when COVID-19 began to spread in the United States. Paramount even held a red carpet premiere for “A Quiet Place Part II” in New York on March 8, days before the country was forced to close almost entirely.
“They always say good things happen to those who wait,” Krasinski wrote on Twitter Thursday night. “Well … I think we’ve waited long enough.”
They always say good things happen to those who wait. Well… I think we’ve waited long enough.
A QUIET PLACE PART II
COMMEMORATIVE DAY pic.twitter.com/hqkE0YcUj8
– John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) March 5, 2021
The schedule change comes a week after Paramount announced plans to shorten the theatrical window, with plans to put “A Quiet Place Part II,” “Mission: Impossible 7,” and other titles to come to the service. Streaming Streaming Paramount Plus after 45 days on the big screen. Before the pandemic, cinema operators required studios to keep their films exclusively in theaters for 90 days. But the year-long shutdown of movie theaters has turned traditional ways of doing business upside down, and several Hollywood companies have taken the opportunity to put their films online earlier than usual.
Paramount was inspired to speed up the release plans for “A Quiet Place Part II” for several reasons. On the one hand, the move allows the studio and its parent company, ViacomCBS, to begin marketing the film as a trendy offering for its new streaming platform, which launched on March 4, earlier. With the 45-day window, the sequel to “A Quiet Place” is slated to air on Paramount Plus in July.
The studio was also optimistic because the Biden administration recently announced that the United States is on track to have enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for “every American adult” by the end of May. And this weekend, New York City theaters were approved to reopen to limited capacity.
In “A Quiet Place Part II”, the surviving members of the Abbott family – Evelyn (Blunt) and her children, Regan (Millicent Simmonds), Marcus (Noah Jupe) and a newborn baby – continue to live in silence in hiding. creatures that chase sound, this time facing the terrors of the outside world.
“Infinite”, directed by Antoine Fuqua, focuses on Wahlberg as a man whose schizophrenic hallucinations turn out to be memories of past lives.
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