John Krasinski’s horror sequel “A Quiet Place Part II” was set to arrive in theatres March 20 but will now be delayed for a second time over coronavirus concerns.
The actor and director first tweeted an announcement in March morning citing “ever-changing circumstances” as the reason for postponing the release.
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) March 12, 2020
In a statement released to ET Canada, Paramount Pictures confirmed the delay.
“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’. 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,” the statement reads.
The film held its premiere in New York City over in March while the film’s star Emily Blunt and Krasinski were briefly making the media rounds to promote the movie before the COVID-19 shutdown.
By July, another delay hit “A Quiet Place Part II” having the film moved from Sept. 4, 2020, to April 23, 2021.
Other Paramount films moved included “Top Gun Maverick” and the “Jackass” sequel.