According to Deadline, Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn is currently in negotiations for the leading role opposite Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o in Paramount Pictures’ upcoming prequel A Quiet Place: Day One.
Besides Stranger Things, Quinn previously starred in another horror-themed project in the form of Julius Avery’s action horror film Overlord. Further details about his character are still being kept under wraps.
A Quiet Place: Day One will be directed by Michael Sarnoski of Pig fame, based on an idea by John Krasinski. It will depict the arrival of the blind aliens that have fully taken over the world first envisioned by John Krasinski in the 2018 original.
The sequel shook up the tone of the horror franchise with a thrilling scene that showed the chaos of the early days of the invasion. The prequel will further expand on this concept while also shifting the perspective beyond the Abbott family that the main series follows.
Originally scheduled for a September 22, 2023 release, the A Quiet Place prequel has been pushed for nearly six months and is now scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 8, 2024. Its new theatrical release date will pit the film against no direct competition, but it will be debuting in the same month as two high-profile films, Godzilla vs. Kong 2 and Spider: Beyond The Spider-Verse.