Nicolas Cage's 'Pig' Director Michael Sarnoski in Talks to Helm 'A Quiet Place' Spinoff: Report

John Krasinski co-wrote, directed and starred in the first two films in the franchise

Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt (R) in A Quiet Place Part II. Photo: Paramount Pictures

John Krasinski's A Quiet Place Part III might land its next director.

Michael Sarnoski, who directed Nicolas Cage in his acclaimed drama Pig, is in talks to helm the upcoming spinoff in the popular franchise that earned box office acclaim with 2018's A Quiet Place, according to Deadline.

Paramount Pictures did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

The film is reportedly not expected to pick up where Part II left off with Emily Blunt character's Evelyn Abbott and her children.

Instead, the upcoming film is expected to be a spinoff based on an idea from Krasinski, 42, who co-wrote, directed and starred in the first two films. Deadline reports it is unlikely Blunt, 38, and Krasinski will reprise their roles in the third film.

The franchise is set in a dystopian universe where people are forced to live in silence in order to evade monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

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Michael Sarnoski. Francois G. Durand/Getty

The first film grossed $340,952,971 worldwide against a $17 million budget and cemented Krasinski as a director. The second film, released in May 2021, grossed $297,372,261 worldwide after multiple delays due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Krasinski and Blunt celebrated the end of filming for A Quiet Place Part II in September 2019 when the writer-director shared a sweet photo of himself and his wife holding hands with their backs turned to the camera.

"Well… that's a wrap on #PartII See you on March 20th!" Krasinski wrote at the time.

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