Following Jeff Nichols’ departure from the project in October last year, Paramount Pictures has tapped Pig director Michael Sarnoski to helm the as-yet-untitled A Quiet Place spinoff, according to Deadline. Sarnoski would also assume writing duties.

Little is known about the upcoming instalment, other than it is based on an idea from A Quiet Place and A Quiet Place Part II actor-director John Krasinski. Neither a prequel nor direct sequel to the aforementioned titles, this third film would be a spinoff still set in the same silent, creature-filled world. Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing alongside Krasinski and partner Allyson Seeger.

The Nicolas Cage-fronted Pig is Sarnoski’s first feature directorial effort, a thriller-drama which put the filmmaker on the map and earned him the Chicago Film Critics Association’s Most Promising Filmmaker award last year, as well as the National Board of Review Award for Best Directorial Debut. The film has also put Cage in the Best Actor Oscar conversation.


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