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A Quiet Place Part II (known in other territories is A Quiet Place Second Chapter) is a 2021 American horror action western film written and directed by John Krasinski, based off this characters by Brian Woods & Scott Beck and it sequel to the 2018 film A Quiet Place. It stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe reprising their roles from the first film, while newcomers Cillian Murphy, and Djimon Hounsou stars in supporting roles while John Krasinski returns a reprising role as a portrayed Lee Abbott about everyone has been a fan of him. This film follows a closely forest on the family from the first film as they continue to navigate and survive in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind aliens with an acute sense of hearing.

Talks for a sequel began in April 2018, with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck had previously stated that they had begun thinking of ideas and set pieces for a possible second film. By August 2018, Paramount Pictures announced the project with Krasinski returning to write the script, while Platinum Dunes producers Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller returning as producers, and Blunt, Simmonds and Jupe set to reprise their roles. Production took place in Upstate New York from June 2019 to September 2019. The film was released on May 28, 2021. It received acclaim reviews from film critics by also praising John's Acting and Director while also grossed $281 million on worldwide territories.

Plot

During a baseball game that is attended by the Abbott family, the spectators look skyward as a flaming object hurtles towards the Earth. As people exit the park and attempt to drive away, the town is beset and attacked by hostile alien creatures possessing armored skin and extraordinary speed and strength. The blind creatures have hypersensitive hearing to track and target all of their victims.

Over a year later, the aliens have killed much of the Earth's population, including Lee Abbott, who had sacrificed himself to save his surviving family - wife Evelyn, deaf teen daughter Regan, adolescent son Marcus, and a newborn son. Regan previously discovered that high-frequency audio feedback could incapacitate the creatures. She devises a makeshift method of transmitting the noise from her cochlear implant hearing aid through a microphone and speaker, allowing the creatures to be fatally shot when they are vulnerable.

With their isolated home now destroyed, the family searches for other survivors. They bring Regan's kit to fend off the creatures. Upon entering a fenced-off area with Evelyn setting off a sound alarm, Marcus gets his right foot stuck in a bear trap. His subsequent screams attract a creature. Using the hearing aid and a shotgun, Regan and Evelyn kill it, free Marcus, then flee into an abandoned steel foundry as another creature arrives. They stumble upon Emmett, a reclusive friend of Lee's who reluctantly takes them to his bunker under the foundry.

Marcus and Regan discover a radio station signal that continuously plays the song "Beyond the Sea". Regan determines it is a clue meant to lead survivors to a nearby island. She theorizes that if she can reach the radio tower located there, the hearing aid's high-frequency noise can be transmitted to other survivors who can weaponize the signal against the creatures. After confiding her plan to Marcus, she secretly ventures out alone to find the island. Discovering Regan is gone, Evelyn implores Emmett to bring her back. Emmett finds Regan and wants them to return to the foundry. Appealing to his sense of duty, Regan persuades Emmett to help complete her mission.

Meanwhile, Evelyn leaves Marcus and her infant at the foundry to gather needed medical supplies and equipment. During her absence, Marcus explores the foundry and discovers the corpse of Emmett's wife. Startled, he knocks over some objects, alerting a nearby creature. Marcus narrowly gets into the bunker, but accidentally locks himself and the baby inside the air-tight space.

At a marina, Emmett and Regan search for a boat. When feral humans living there ambush them, Emmett deliberately creates noise and attracts two creatures that slaughter the deranged inhabitants. When one creature drowns, Emmett realizes that the creatures can't swim. Regan secures a small boat and the two reach the island where a small colony of survivors is living a relatively normal existence. The colony leader reveals that when the government discovered the creatures were unable to swim, the National Guard moved as many people as possible to the islands.

Evelyn returns to the factory. She distracts the creature and frees the children. The three continue hiding inside the bunker as the creature prowls the foundry.

A creature that boarded a boat at the marina has drifted to the island and immediately begins attacking the colonists. The colony leader, Emmett, and Regan jump into a car and lead the creature to the radio station. The creature kills the colony leader while Emmett and Regan escape into the station.

The creature attacks and is about to kill Emmett. Regan transmits the high frequency through the room's speakers, incapacitating the creature. She impales its exposed head with a metal rod, killing it and saving Emmett. Simultaneously at the foundry, the creature has discovered the bunker. It attacks Evelyn. Before it can kill her, Marcus picks up Regan's transmission and plays it through his portable radio, incapacitating the alien. Marcus fatally shoots it with Evelyn's revolver.

Regan leaves her hearing aid connected to the radio station's microphone, allowing anyone receiving the frequency to weaponize it.

Cast

  • Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbott
  • Millicent Simmonds as Regan Abbott
  • Noah Jupe as Marcus Abbott
  • Cillian Murphy as Emmett
  • Djimon Hounsou as The Man of the Island
  • John Krasinski as Lee Abbott
  • Scott McNairy as Marina Man
  • Alice Sophie Malyukova as Girl at Marina
  • Dean Woodward as Mr Beau Abbott
  • Okieriete Onaodowan as Police Ronnie
  • Zachary Golinger as Emmett's Son
  • Lauren Ashley Cristiano as Emmett's Wife
  • Wayne Duvall as Roger
  • Miss Barbara Singer as Woman in Store

Production

A Quiet Place Part II was produced under Paramount Pictures with a budget of $61 million. It was written and directed by John Krasinski, who also produced the film alongside Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller.

Development and casting

Paramount produced the first film, A Quiet Place, on a budget of $17 million. The studio released the film in the United States and Canada in April 2018, where it grossed $50.2 million on opening weekend, well above a mid-$20 million forecast. Later in April, Paramount Chair and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced that a sequel was in development. The first film totaled $188 million in the US and Canada and $340.9 million worldwide. John Krasinski, who co-wrote, directed and starred in the first film, said he considered it "as a one-off". Uncertain of finding similar success in a sequel, he initially told Paramount to seek another writer and director. The first film's screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods did not return for the sequel. Woods said they were not interested in a franchise approach, and that they would rather try "to create original ideas" and use their writing credits "as an opportunity to push several projects." Beck said, "Instead of focusing on sequels per se, it's about investing back into the ecosystem of original ideas in a massive marketplace."

Three months after A Quiet Place's release, Krasinski decided to brainstorm ideas for a sequel. According to Krasinski, Paramount rejected pitches from other writers and directors that were considered too franchise-oriented. He said, "I had this small idea, which was to make Millie [Simmonds] the lead of the movie... her character opens the door to all the themes I was dealing with in the first movie." The studio invited him to write a script based on his idea. By August 2018, Krasinski was writing the film. He wrote a draft in three and a half weeks. In the following February, he was confirmed to direct the sequel, and actors Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe were set to reprise their roles. In March, Cillian Murphy joined the cast. In the following June, Brian Tyree Henry was also added, but later left the film due to scheduling problems. He was replaced by Djimon Hounsou in August.

Filming

In June 2019, production began on the sequel. Filming officially commenced on July 15. There were 47 days of filming throughout Western New York, including Akron, Olcott, Dunkirk, Lackawanna, and Buffalo. Other locations included Erie County and the city of North Tonawanda, and Barcelona Harbor in the town of Westfield in Chautauqua County. Filming also took place on a giant sound stage at Buffalo FilmWorks in South Buffalo. One of the last filming locations, the northbound South Grand Island Bridge, was shut down for 13 hours for filming.

In addition to Western New York, filming took place in the Hudson Valley, specifically the towns of Dover, Pawling, and New Paltz. In New Paltz, the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail was revisited to film on a bridge that featured in the first film. The production invested over $10 million in Upstate New York, created 400 hires, and involved 300 background actors. By late September, production was finished.

Cinematography

Polly Morgan was the cinematographer for A Quiet Place Part II, replacing Charlotte Bruus Christensen from the first film. Morgan continued the first film's use of 35 mm film and described its effect, "Although A Quiet Place 2 is a horror, it looks pretty and engaging, with a nostalgic look that you would find hard to achieve digitally." The film's "extensive dark situations" (night scenes and stage work that comprised 75% of screen time) were shot with Kodak Vision3 500T 5219 film stock, while Vision3 250D 5207 was used mainly for day exteriors. Morgan filmed with Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2 cameras and T-Series anamorphic lenses, which had been adjusted to match the C-Series lenses Christensen used on the first film. One of Morgan's most challenging situations was lighting and shooting the furnace set.

The sequel's cinematography also evolved from its predecessor in following more action. Morgan described director Krasinski's intent, "John wanted to always keep the camera moving and create long 'oners' to play with rhythm and tension and to show how normal life can suddenly become very different and dangerous—all in the same shot." Morgan used an array of tracking vehicles, on which there were different camera mounts including jibs, cranes, and Steadicam vests, with the vehicles often going full speed.

Sound design

For the sequel's sound design, supervising sound editors Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn and re-recording mixer Brandon Proctor reprised their roles. Krasinski instructed them to try to "follow the rules" set up in the first film and said of the experience, "What we found was by doing that, and not trying to be cool, we ended up uncovering way more stuff than we ever would've been able to [otherwise]."

In an interview with Headliner Magazine, Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl shared how sound (and silence) was a central character in the film: "We started hearing stories after the first film that people were afraid to eat their popcorn in the theatre! That was thrilling for us to hear because it's like, ‘Okay, this experiment that we tried actually works’! We were able to literally make the audience hold their breath."

Release

It release will be May 28, 2021 on theatrical release by Paramount Pictures. Worldwide announcement that also a New York City Premiere will be March 8, 2020 on Lincoln Center. It getting delayed 5 times by coronavirus pandemic which its secretly originally release in March 20, 2020.

Postponements

The studio initially planned to release the film in theaters globally starting on March 18, 2020, before it delayed the film due to the pandemic. Paramount had already spent around 60% of its budget for global prints and advertising, and Deadline Hollywood wrote that the film's delay was "truly a shocker" because the P&A expenses seemed to indicate that rescheduling was not an option. The studio films slated for the previous weekend, March 13, were the last to be released before mass theater closures. Director John Krasinski said he wanted moviegoers to see the film together and that with the pandemic, it was not the right time to provide that experience. CNBC wrote that in particular, the film and In the Heights were considered films best experienced with a crowd.

The film was initially to be released in the United Kingdom and Australia on March 19, 2020, and in the United States and Canada, including Dolby Cinema and IMAX, on March 20, 2020. Paramount initially stated on March 6 that it would not reschedule the film in response to the pandemic, but on March 12, the studio pulled the film from release worldwide with the intent of scheduling it later in the year. In April 2020, it announced the release date of September 4, 2020. The September release date would have been the start of the US holiday Labor Day Weekend. Deadline Hollywood wrote at the time that the weekend is "summer [box office's] finale", and "typically the deadest period ever for moviegoing", but that the studio anticipated pent-up demand after pandemic fears subside.

In July 2020, Paramount changed the film's release date from September 4, 2020 to April 23, 2021. At the time of announcement, movie theaters in the United States and Canada had been closed for nearly four months, and the pandemic was continuing to spread across the United States. The second postponement followed other studios' decisions at the time to indefinitely delay the Warner Bros. film Tenet and the Disney film Mulan. Variety reported, "While those films had been long positioned to help revive moviegoing, sources say that Paramount did not want A Quiet Place Part 2 to stay on Labor Day weekend and have the pressure of being the first new movie out of the gate during the pandemic."

In January 2021, Paramount postponed the film's release from April 23, 2021 to September 17, 2021. At the time of postponement, COVID-19 infections had surged in the United States in recent months. Variety wrote of the circumstances in the United States and Canada, "Around 65% of movie theaters remain closed, and cinemas that have stayed open have struggled to sell tickets." The postponement followed other studios' postponing of their films No Time to Die, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Morbius, Cinderella, and The King's Man. On the September 2021 date at the time, A Quiet Place Part II would have been scheduled to open against Death on the Nile, The Boss Baby: Family Business, and The Man from Toronto, all three of which later had their own dates shifted.

Home Media

This film confirmed also this film available on digital rent in Vudu and Apple TV + will be June 2021 but it's also confirmed that film. Available on DVD, Bluray, 4K Ultra Hd and Other DVD Types will be July 16, 2021 with the director's cut and Behind the scenes. Available on Paramount+ in July 16, 2021 on this film after its theatrical release.

Digital Sales and Streaming Services

In February 2021, Paramount announced that A Quiet Place Part II would become available on its streaming service Paramount+ 45 days after its theatrical release. Deadline Hollywood reported that it was "a clear sign that Paramount is committed to theatrical, but still open to the future of streaming." Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, movie theater operators sought for films to be theatrically released for 90 days before being released on home media. As a result of the pandemic, Warner Bros. opted to release their 2021 slate of films on HBO Max the same day as in theaters, and Universal Pictures made its films available via video-on-demand 17 days after their theatrical releases. Variety reported, "Paramount's strategy may be received the most favorably among film exhibitors", with A Quiet Place Part II among Paramount's tentpole films having the 45-day frame and its other titles having a 30-day frame. Boxoffice Pro reported that the original film grossed 94% of its total of $188 million in the United States and Canada by its 45th day, which indicated that Paramount's "decision works more in favor of exhibitors than against."

Move Up

On March 4, 2021, director John Krasinski announced that the release date would be moved earlier from September 17, 2021, to May 28, 2021, which is the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the United States. Boxoffice Pro wrote, "This marks the first time post-pandemic that a theatrically exclusive major studio tentpole has moved a planned release up by this many months rather than back." The publication also wrote that the film would be "the first live-action tentpole exclusively in theaters" since Tenet was released in August 2020.

Earlier in the day of Krasinski's announcement, Universal Pictures had postponed the action film F9 from late May 2021 to June 25, 2021. In the move-up process, Paramount postponed another of its films, Infinite, from the May 28 release date. Deadline Hollywood reported that Paramount was encouraged to release A Quiet Place Part II earlier due to theaters reopening in New York City starting the weekend of March 5, 2021 and with plans for theaters in Los Angeles to also reopen in the near future.

As a result of Paramount shortening the theatrical run from 90 days to 45, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, and producers including Michael Bay whose compensation depends on box-office receipts, requested for the studio to compensate them for the shorter run.

Worldwide Release Date

This film also release in May 28, 2021 on United Kingdom while also this film opening 3752 theatres in United States and Canada. While Canada released in May 28, 2021. Also this film confirmed this China and Australia has not been released it yet.

The film was also released in 12 other markets on its opening weekend, including China as a last-minute addition.

Marketing

When Paramount Pictures planned to commercially release A Quiet Place Part II in March 2020, the studio released a 30-second teaser trailer before select theatrical screenings of Black Christmas, which was released on December 13, 2019. Less than a week later, the teaser trailer became available online. A full trailer was released on January 1, 2020. During pre-game coverage before the Super Bowl on February 2, 2020, Paramount released a 30-second TV spot, which revealed that Krasinski had reprised his role in a newly filmed flashback sequence.

In early March, Paramount initiated "survival room" experiences in New York and Los Angeles in which groups of visitors could try to overcome "physical and mental obstacles" without making too much noise. The setups cost less than a million dollars for Paramount. A marketing executive anticipated between seven thousand and eight thousand people to go through the experience and for fans and social media influencers to engage in experiential marketing. Emily Blunt appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on March 10 to promote the film. She appeared in a parody commercial advertising A Quiet Plane, starring as a stewardess that enforces silence as a top priority to a plane's passengers. Before the film's postponement (see below), Paramount planned to host a double-feature event on March 18, 2020, that would have screened the first and second films and given collector's prints to attendees.

Following the postponement of A Quiet Place Part II and other films during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, teleconferencing became popular, and Paramount's marketing team started providing virtual backgrounds of A Quiet Place Part II and other films to be available on Zoom Video Communications.

For the film's eventual May 2021 release date, Paramount released a final trailer several weeks in advance. The A.V. Club's William Hughes wrote that the new trailer was a retread of previous trailers with the most noteworthy element being its message that the film was the "experience that theaters are made for", encouraging increasingly-vaccinated moviegoers during the pandemic to go to movie theaters.

Reception

Box Office

As of July 15, 2021, A Quiet Place Part II has grossed $152.7 million in the United States and Canada, and $128.3 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $281 million.

Before A Quiet Place Part II was postponed from late March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Boxoffice Pro predicted the film would gross $72 million on its opening weekend, based on the first film's opening weekend ($50.2 million) and the continued involvement of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski; but noted that the film would face competition from other titles such as Mulan. In February, early industry tracking had the film debuting to around $55–60 million. Deadline Hollywood's Anthony D'Alessandro wrote, "A Quiet Place Part II is currently strong with females under 25, African Americans and Hispanic demos, but overall I hear it's strong with all quads."

For its 2021 theatrical release, Boxoffice Pro forecast that the film would gross between $30 million and $50 million on its opening weekend in the United States and Canada, with a total gross between $75 million and $125 million. IndieWire wrote, "It has a core male audience that skews younger with minority moviegoers, along with strong interest and critical support", and predicted between $40 to $50 million. According to Fandango, US advance ticket sales were double the sales from the planned March 2020 release and also more than the sales for the first film in 2018. The film made $19.3 million on its first day, including $4.8 million from Thursday night previews, topping the $4.3 million preview figure of the first film; both grosses were the highest of the pandemic. It went on to debut to $48.3 million in its three day opening weekend and a total of $58.5 million over the four day Memorial Day frame, topping the box office and marking the biggest opening weekend since Sonic the Hedgehog in February 2020. In its sophomore weekend the film grossed $19.5 million, finishing second, behind The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. The film crossed the $100 million domestic mark on June 11, becoming the first film of the pandemic era to do so. In its third weekend the film regained the top spot, upsetting newcomer In the Heights with $12 million.

Critical Reception

A Quiet Place Part II received mainly positive reviews from film critics. Screen Rant wrote that critics liked the film and praised its "two-pronged story" and the introduction of Cillian Murphy's character. Meanwhile, The Independent wrote that critics were divided. The film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported, "The first reviews are out and mostly positive on both fronts, even if not all of them agree on the sequel being at least as good as the original."

Rotten Tomatoes, which categorizes reviews as positive or negative, assessed 318 reviews and determined 91% of them to be positive, with an average rating of 7.5/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "A nerve-wracking continuation of its predecessor, A Quiet Place Part II expands the terrifying world of the franchise without losing track of its heart." According to review aggregator Metacritic, the film received "generally favorable reviews", with a weighted score of 71 out of 100 based on 56 critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale, an improvement from the first film's B+ score. PostTrak reported 83% of audience members gave it a positive score, with 63% saying they would definitely recommend it.

Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave the film 4 stars out of 5, stating, "This sequel from writer-director John Krasinski may not quite have all its focus and intimate horror, while the borrowings from Alien, Jurassic Park and Jaws are admittedly more obvious this time around. But it’s a really effective and engrossing followup, with an absolutely sensational “prelude” sequence at the top of the movie, a barnstorming shocker equal to anything in AQP1." He also praised the performances of Millicent Simmonds and Cillian Murphy, stating that "Simmonds is an excellent performer: bold, confident and forthright, holding her own opposite the alpha-emoting presence of Murphy." Jeannette Catsoulis of The New York Times gave the film a positive review, stating, "...while this new installment is, like its predecessor, wonderfully acted and intuitively directed (by John Krasinski, who is solely responsible for the story this time around), it has also largely replaced the hushed horror of the original with full-on action. Faster, coarser and far noisier, Part II sacrifices emotional depth for thriller setups that do less to advance the plot than grow the younger characters", and, "Though in many respects an exemplary piece of filmmaking, Part II remains hobbled by a script that resolves two separate crises while leaving the movie itself in limbo." Justin Chang of NPR said that "A Quiet Place Part II [is] an unexpectedly resonant film for the present moment as this country slowly emerges from a crisis that—while surely less terrifying than an alien apocalypse—has revealed humanity at its best and its worst", and praised Krasinski's direction, saying, "Not being able to fall back on verbal exposition has forced Krasinski to become a ruthlessly efficient visual storyteller. It's often said that Alfred Hitchcock's movies are so sharply directed, you could turn the sound off and still follow the action—a truth that applies to these movies as well."

Bloody Disgusting rated the film 3.5/5 and called it "a satisfying, worthwhile sequel". The A.V. Club gave it a B- and remarked that it was "a part two in the classic, traditional sense, echoing without quite amplifying the pleasures of its predecessor." io9 declared that the film was "a quintessential great sequel." Nick Allen of RogerEbert.com gave the film three out of four stars, criticizing Krasinski for not taking risks but praising its "incredibly robust and kinetic" action scenes.

Future

TV series

A return of John Krasinski and David Benioff as a co creator debut. While also a cast returns like Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, and much more. This TV series was also premiered in Paramount+ and Paramount Network with distribution by Paramount Television and Production Company by The Media Artist, Platinum Dunes and Sunday Night Productions while Viacom has begin to created. It begins a development on January 2022.

Spin-off

In November 2020, Paramount Pictures hired Jeff Nichols to write and direct a spin-off based on an original idea from John Krasinski, who will produce. The film is scheduled to be released on March 31, 2023.

In May 2021, Emily Blunt revealed that Krasinski has an idea for a potential third main installment.

Sequel

A confirmed that film also John Krasinski was hired this sequel named "A Quiet Place Part 3" was also a final installment. It is also begin a development

Friday Night Funkin Mod

John Krasinski joined a team of Gamebanana while Bandubs and Cval created a Lee Abbott person mod while Always begin a development. It created by Bandubs and Cval while Mike Geno and Matt$ made a music like:The Generation(Mike Geno), Warriors of All(Matt$), Promising Offers(Mike Geno), and War of Aliens(Matt$) and voiced by John Krasinski on the animated version of Lee Abbott while he meet the FNF Team Mod. Begin a development next year in Gamebanana before A Quiet Place Part 3 was development. Having a plot on it, Boyfriend (Keith) and Girlfriend (Lucy) finds itself of the Lee's House with The Abbott Family while Lee Abbott jobs a gun of microphone drops out of the rap battle after meets him. Daddy Dearest also announced that also a president with Mr Wensley Gonzales (A Quiet Place OC of The President) talks that also a literally many creature alien apocalypse. Selected that Lee Abbott was mad by the too many spam notes named "War of Aliens" made by Matt$ secretly energy with some cameo like Evelyn Abbott, Emmett, Displo, NDXL, Ruria, Pico, Tankman, Some Children like:Regan and Marcus Abbott, Hex, Whitty, Zardy, Tricky, Hank and CJ in the cutscene while Garcello and Agoti appears on the bonus song named Supermodel Markets around VS Roger on the bonus stage while Boyfriend (Keith) bills a Pico's Gun and Lee's Rifle to kill some aliens while also a literally same store of supermarket. In Dedicated Later, Kapi and Emmett (A Quiet Place 2) also a partner this final bonus song named "The Beast In The Woods" while Boyfriend (Keith) goes a long slapdash journey adventure with Girlfriend (Lucy) and Lee Abbott when they meet Kapi The Wolf also a dance pad with Emmett is a Lee's Bestfriend drops a microphone on the rap battle begins with dialogue. Cameo assistant that also a literally mods like NDXL, Displo, Hex, Whitty, Zardy, Pico, Tricky, Hank, Tankman, Ruria and CJ appears on the President Cutsense on A Quiet Place special while Agoti and Garcello appears on the Roger's supermarket chain itself and Kapi also a cameo Mods partner of Emmett (A Quiet Place 2) reservoir of intelligence opera.

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