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Paramount Pictures delays the release of A Quiet Place: Part II
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Paramount Pictures delays the release of A Quiet Place: Part II

Paramount Pictures have delayed the release of horror sequel A Quiet Place: Part II. 

The sequel was due to hit cinemas on March 20th, but has now been delayed. No new release date is in place as of yet. 

Speaking about the postponement, Paramount said in a statement: "After much consideration, and in light of the ongoing and developing situation concerning coronavirus and restrictions on global travel and public gatherings, Paramount Pictures will be moving the worldwide release of ‘A Quiet Place Part II."

They continued: "We believe in and support the theatrical experience, and we look forward to bringing this film to audiences this year once we have a better understanding of the impact of this pandemic on the global theatrical marketplace."

Director John Krasinski added: “One of the things I’m most proud of is that people have said our movie is one you have to see all together. Well due to the ever-changing circumstances of what’s going on in the world around us, now is clearly not the right time to do that. As insanely excited as we are for all of you to see this movie."

He continued: "I’m gonna wait to release the film till we CAN all see it together! So here’s to our group movie date! See you soon!”

A Quiet Place was released in April 2018, took over $340 million at the box office on a budget of just $17 million, meaning a sequel was swiftly ordered. 

Emily Blunt and co-stars Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds will all reprise their roles, with Krasinski directing once again. 

Cillian Murphy and Djimon Honsou join the cast for the sequel. 

The synopsis for the sequel reads as follows:

"Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path". 

You can check out the original here in hmv's online store. 

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