‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ Finished Filming Ahead of Hollywood Strikes

Lupita Nyong'o

With the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) strikes now entering yet another week without resolution, many fans are beginning to speculate about the outlook for the 2024 film slate. Which films managed to conclude production before the strike commenced? Moreover, will studios persist in rescheduling film releases, as seen in the case of the Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel? Initially slated for a December 2023 premiere, that film has been postponed to March 29, 2024. Questions arise about whether A Quiet Place: Day One will face a similar delay. Was the production of this movie even completed before the strikes began?

On a positive note for fans, A Quiet Place: Day One did indeed wrap up filming before the start of the strikes. Paramount has officially confirmed that a number of its films, including the prequel to A Quiet Place, managed to wrap production before the ongoing strikes involving the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) had commenced.

Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish spoke with Variety, saying, “With respect to our film slate, the good news is we have a significant number of films on which production is complete. That includes ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ ‘Bob Marley,’ John Krasinski’s ‘If,’ as well as ‘A Quiet Place: Day One,’ and ‘Dear Santa’ with Jack Black. We also have the ‘Mean Girls’ musical for Paramount+.”

“Strikes do present some marketing challenges, something we’re working to assess with respect to our release strategy, but again, we’re well stocked. And you heard commentary on the CBS alternate schedule, that too draws from our global multi-platform asset base and is very strong.” Bakish added.

What do fans know about the plot behind A Quiet Place: Day One?

The previous two films, A Quiet Place and A Quiet Place Part II, were huge box-office successes. Together, they amassed nearly $640 million. Both films unfolded in a post-apocalyptic realm overrun by sightless monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. These creatures, impervious to sight, seized control of the world. At least as far as the audiences know. And they’ve established their dominance as the remaining surviving families struggled to stay alive.

The forthcoming prequel, A Quiet Place: Day One, features a powerhouse cast. Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Denis O’Hare, and Alex Wolff all star in the film. And Djimon Hounsou reprises his role as the enigmatic Man on the Island. The narrative transpires in New York during the onset of the Death Angel invasion. Nyong’o’s character becomes a maternal protector, shielding her two offspring amid the initial chaos of the world’s downfall.

Directed by Michael Sarnoski and scripted by Jeff Nichols, A Quiet Place: Day One draws from John Krasinski’s original concept. Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller will oversee production for Platinum Dunes, joined by Krasinski for his Sunday Night banner.

As for the film’s intended release date of March 4, 2024, it remains on track currently. However, the ongoing strikes’ status could potentially impact this schedule. We will provide updates as further details emerge.