The much-awaited global release of the second installment of the blockbuster science fiction-horror film “A Quiet Place” has been officially postponed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The producer Paramount Pictures announced the sad news today, March 13.
“A Quiet Place” Part II stars Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy. It was supposed to roll out internationally on March 18, with a U.K. debut scheduled on March 19. Moreover, North American release set on March 20.
Paramount Pictures’ official 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.
“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.
Statement from director John Krasinski
On the other hand, film director John Krasinski also released a statement. In fact, he starred in the first installment of the movie as the lead male.
“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, 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!”
Meanwhile, ticketholders are advise to contact their theatre or ticketing service for more information about refunds.
Aside from “A Quiet Place II”, other films also postponed their release. It include “No Time To Die”, “Fast and Furious 9”, and “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway”.