John Krasinski Reveals First Look at New Quiet Place Spin-off Set (Photos)

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John Krasinski Quiet Place Prequel

After the wild success of his first two A Quiet Place movies, director/star John Krasinski pulled back the curtain on the latest addition to the franchise, A Quiet Place: Day One.

Krasinski has been in the headlines often over the past year, largely thanks to his shocking casting as Reed Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and the many stories regarding his potential casting in Fantastic Four. But over the last few years, the former Jim Halpert actor solidified his place as one of Hollywood's rising stars in the directing world, flexing his creative muscle on 2018's A Quiet Place and its 2021 sequel.

These two movies earned rave reviews as two of the best horror movies in recent memory, with Krasinski being praised for his, eventually leading to A Quiet Place: Day One being greenlit for production. He'll now serve as a producer on this unique prequel alongside Transformers' Michael Bay as this movie takes a look at how the blind aliens from the original movies found their way to Earth.

Now, as fans get ready to jump back into this spook-filled story, Krasinski has given fans a first look into his next major project in development.

John Krasinski Starts A Quiet Place Prequel

A Quiet Place director John Krasinski shared the first images from the set of A Quiet Place: Day One, the prequel to his original movies, in a new post on Instagram.

Donning a Boston Red Sox cap, Krasinksi holds up a clapperboard from the set of this prequel. While he won't direct the third movie in the A Quiet Place franchise, he's still on board as a producer.

John Krasinski

Krasinski stands next to Day One director Michael Sarnoski, who will take over the directing job from Krasinski himself as this franchise evolves into a new story.

A Quiet Place: Day One

Starring actress Lupita Nyong'o is all smiles as she discusses her next project with Krasinski and Saronski, taking on her latest project after shining in the MCU's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

John Krasinski, Lupita Nyong'o

Krasinski also shared a caption celebrating the first day of filming, expressing his excitement to see how this new movie develops with filming underway:

"Requisite photo of slate on day 1… this time with a twist! So honored to be there day 1 of 'A Quiet Place DAY ONE' with the maestro Michael Sarnoski and legendary Lupita Nyong’o Cannot wait to see what magic they conjure in this one!"

John Krasinski Back for More BTS Work

Teaming up with Lupita Nyong'o after her emotional return as Nakia in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, John Krasinski is ready to tackle his latest horror project and add to his resume beyond his impressive acting career. 

They'll be joined by Stranger Things' Joseph Quinn and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle's Alex Wolff in front of the camera while the rest of Day One's cast remains firmly under wraps. Paramount has also been quite secretive with story details for this anticipated new adventure, although it's expected to expand fully on the alien invasion that was briefly mentioned during A Quiet Place Part II.

With the first two movies combining to gross nearly $650 million at the global box office, expectations are high for what Krasinski and his team will be able to do with this look back into how the world came to be so quiet in the first place. Many are also expecting that the original movie duo will eventually become a trilogy, and should Day One perform well, it would only lend to Paramount being more open to tackling that successful journey once more in a potential Part III.

A Quiet Place: Day One is expected to hit theaters on March 8, 2024.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.