A Quiet Place

Development: A Quiet Place sequel shouts out release date; At First Light gets green light; Santa seeks new reindeer

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Aug 29, 2018, 8:38 PM EDT (Updated)

John Krasinski may have written himself right out of a screen role in the sequel to his horror hit A Quiet Place, but at least we know there’s more story left to tell — and, thanks to a new report, when we’ll get to hear (or, rather, see) it.

THR reports the second installment in the budding fear franchise will land in theaters on May 15 of 2020. As with the first film, Krasinski will write and direct the follow-up. 

The suspenseful original, which used mystery and silence to great effect on its way to an incredible $332.6 million box office haul (on a reported $17 million budget), starred Krasinski and Emily Blunt as leaders of one of the few families left alive after mysterious, sound-sensitive monsters tracked and killed the rest of the population in the wake of an unexplained cataclysm. 

No cast has been set for the sequel, but Krasinski said earlier this year he’d like to take future films into the survival stories of the other distant survivors the first movie implied without ever showing. If you haven’t seen the original, it’s available now for home entertainment.

At First Light, the supernatural sci-fi thriller that first wowed audiences at this year’s SWSX festival, is finally heading to theaters as well as VOD. Deadline reports the movie’s been picked up by Gravitas Ventures for a simultaneous release this Sept. 28. 

Directed by Jason Stone, At First Light stars Stefanie Scott as Alex, a woman who acquires supernatural abilities after a run-in with mysterious balls of light. The experience forces Alex and her friend Sean (Théodore Pellerin) to flee as a sinister government program begins to take an unfriendly interest in her newfound powers. 

Check out the trailer for At First Light below:

Gravitas Ventures on YouTube

Finally, the holiday movie season is gearing up for Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer, the animated story about one rookie reindeer’s hopes at making the varsity team after Blitzen announces he’ll retire with the Christmas sleighing season only days away.

Thanks to a distribution deal with Screen Media, the Jennifer Westcott written-and-directed movie will hit U.S. theaters just as shoppers are recovering from Black Friday, reports Variety.

Featuring voice acting from Josh Hutcherson (Elliot), Samantha Bee (Hazel the goat), John Cleese, Martin Short, and Morena Baccarin, Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer will dash into theaters Nov. 30. 

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