Nobody could’ve thought the person to launch the next great hit horror franchise would be John Krasinski, but that’s exactly what he did with 2018’s A Quiet Place. The rare genre film that was a box office success and a critical darling, the film launched an equally successful sequel just two years later, one that teased a wider universe ready to be explored. And now that idea comes to fruition with A Quiet Place: Day One, which isn’t a sequel but a prequel to an even that has already been teased.
In A Quiet Place Part II we see the chaotic arrival of the hostile extraterrestrial creatures that hunt by sound. In A Quiet Place: Day One, we see that day expanded on from the perspective of an entirely new cast led by Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. She’s joined by Joseph Quinn, Djimon Hounsou, and Alex Wolff.
Hounsou is the only returning character of them all, playing the “Man On the Island”, leader of a small clan of survivors seen in Part II.
With Krasinski off directing IF and preparing A Quiet Place Part III, the duties on Day One went to Michael Sarnoski. He’s best known for the Nicolas Cage drama Pig. Sarnoski also wrote the script and is keeping plot details mostly under wraps.
A Quiet Place: Day One hits theaters on June 28th.