Universal Pictures has already been shaking up the exclusive theatrical release window by sending their smaller and midrange theatrically released titles to VOD just 17 days after they hit the big screen. Then Warner Bros. Pictures came along and took things a step further by releasing all of their 2021 theatrical movies simultaneously on HBO Max for 31 days. Now Paramount Pictures is the latest to shorten the time their movies spend exclusively in theaters.
As part of a Viacom CBS investor day presentation today, Paramount Pictures announced that they will be sending blockbusters such as Mission: Impossible 7, A Quiet Place Part II, and Top Gun: Maverick to the recently rebranded streaming service just 45 days after they’ve hit theaters. Read More »
Along with the the next 007 movie No Time to Die, the Paramount Pictures sci-fi horror sequel A Quiet Place II was among the first blockbusters to have their release date shifted when the coronavirus pandemic rapidly grew in the United States in March 2020. After initially being pushed to September 2020, Paramount set the movie for spring again in April 2021. But now that No Time to Die and a bunch of other spring/summer blockbusters have been delayed to later this year, A Quiet Place Part II is joining them. Read More »
Now that Warner Bros. Pictures has pushed Tenet back to an unknown release date, Paramount Pictures is delaying some of their biggest movies scheduled for release later this year and bumping them back into 2021.
A Quiet Place Part II and Top Gun: Maverick, two anticipated sequels that would have already been in theaters by now but were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down movie theaters, are both being delayed until next year. That’s also resulted in a shift for the return of the Jackass franchise. Paramount has also beefed up their schedule for the next couple years with dates for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and the animated movies Under the Boardwalk and The Tiger’s Apprentice. Read More »
The coronavirus has obliterated the movie release calendar as we know it. Studios are quickly pulling or pushing release dates as the situation continues on, with movie theaters across the globe currently shut down. Today, Paramount has announced some more shuffling for two of their upcoming sequels: Top Gun: Maverick and A Quiet Place Part II. Top Gun was originally set to open in June, but is now flying to December. A Quiet Place, meanwhile, was originally supposed to open last month before being pulled. Now, Paramount says they’re going to open the film in September.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- How about a grab-bag of Jurassic World 3 stuff?
- Check out the IMAX poster for A Quiet Place Part II.
- Like most of us, Emily Blunt is hopeful for that Edge of Tomorrow sequel.
- Vin Diesel says The Last Witch Hunter 2 is in the works, but we have our doubts.
- Rhys Darby has an update on We’re Wolves, the What We Do in the Shadows spin-off.
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Update: Shortly after director John Krasinksi took to social media to suggest the domestic release for A Quiet Place Part II will be delayed, Paramount announced that the horror film’s release date will be delayed worldwide.
A Quiet Place Part II is the latest film to be affected by the coronavirus. Reports confirm that the worldwide release of the film is being delayed, with U.K. exhibitors receiving notification that the highly anticipated horror sequel is moving off its March 18 release date.
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A Quiet Place Part II introduces some new characters to interact with the survivors of the first film, and one of them is played by Cillian Murphy. Murphy’s character, Emmett, has remained mostly a mystery in the marketing so far, but a new featurette delves into just what this newcomer is all about, and how he ends up playing a part in the lives of the surviving members of the Abbott family, played by Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe.
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A Quiet Place Part II opens this month, and the horror sequel is already garnering praise. But if that still hasn’t sold you on the John Krasinski-directed pic, perhaps these three new clips will. Two of them are flashbacks that take viewers back to the beginning of the alien invasion that lead to all the chaos, and one follows events after the original film. Watch the A Quiet Place Part II clips below. And please, keep your voice down.
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The buzz for A Quiet Place Part II has been far from quiet, with horror fans and non-horror fans alike anticipating John Krasinski‘s follow-up to his 2018 surprise hit. And it seems like that buzz will only get louder based on the universally positive early reactions to A Quiet Place Part II.
A few select critics and fans got to see an early screening of the highly anticipated sequel to A Quiet Place, which brings back Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe as the battered Abbott family, on the move to find new shelter after doing battle with the monsters that track their prey through sound. They’re joined in the new film by Djimon Honsou and Cillian Murphy, with the latter’s performance in particular being praised by critics. Simmonds is also being hailed as a breakout, with some dubbing her the “new Ripley.”
See the A Quiet Place Part 2 early buzz reactions below.
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The lords and ladies of the mysterious MPAA have emerged from their castle on high to peer down and toss a pair of ratings to two upcoming movies. (I’m pretty sure that’s how the rating system works. Don’t fact check that.) 20th Century Studios’ long-delayed X-Men film The New Mutants and Paramount’s horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II have now both officially received PG-13 ratings, so you scheming youngsters out there can breathe a sigh of relief and scrap your plans to sneak in after buying tickets to Onward. Read More »