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Hush up! It's time to channel our inner librarians once again. Paramount Pictures' sound-sensitive A Quiet Place franchise will return in 2022 — not on the big screen, but in the form of the property's first-ever video game adaptation. Not much is known about the single-player horror title, whose official website teases an "an untold story of survival in the A Quiet Place universe."
With that scant amount of information in mind, it's probably safe to assume that the story will not be centered around the Abbott family from the first two John Krasinski-directed films. A formal press release promises the game will embody "the compelling suspense, emotion and drama for which the series is famous."
The project marks a collaboration between Paramount and three companies: Saber Interactive (Evil Dead: The Game), iLLOGIKA (Cuphead), and EP1T0ME Studios, Inc (St. Mercy).
“The A Quiet Place video game will let fans experience the tension of the films with a level of immersion they’ve never felt before,” Hervé Sliwa, Creative Director at iLLOGIKA, said in a statement. “We’re excited to work with EP1T0ME and to team up with Saber Interactive to share this unique vision of hope and horror with players everywhere in the future.”
“The amazing success of the A Quiet Place movies makes it clear audiences are hungry for more adventures in this universe, and iLLOGIKA is creating their own truly engaging experience that lives up to the name of this beloved property. We are proud to say that A Quiet Place is the first game we will be releasing by an external studio from the growing Saber publishing label,” added Todd Hollenshead, Head of Publishing at Saber Interactive.
If executed well, the concept is ripe for an innovative, tense and terrifying video game experience. Translating the tension of creeping through the landscape, holding your breath at every step and crack of a twig, definitely has the potential to keep players on edge — much the way the first two movies did on the big screen. Not to mention the fact that those alien monster designs are no joke.
A Quiet Place Part II arrived on the big screen this past May after a year of delay caused by the COVID-19 health crisis. The sequel (written and directed by the returning Krasinski) brought in almost $300 million worldwide. The 2018 original topped $340 million globally, albeit in a much more stable marketplace not dampened by a deadly pathogen.
A spinoff movie is currently in the works from writer-director Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special). Based on an original story idea from Krasinski, that film is scheduled to creep into theaters on March 31, 2023.