Paramount Pictures has reeled back the release of “A Quiet Place ll” in light of worldwide concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Writer and director John Krasinski made the news official via Twitter. The awaited sequel was initially due to release internationally March 18 and in North America March 20.

While announcing the news, Krasinski also made an effort to continue championing the film, with reason to wait just a while longer in order to experience it with a theater audience when the right time arrives.

The studio also made a statement Thursday surrounding the decision:

“After much consideration, and in light of the ongoing and developing situation concerning coronavirus and restrictions on global travel and public gatherings, Paramount Pictures will be moving the worldwide release of ‘A Quiet Place Part II,’” the studio said in a statement Thursday. “We believe in and support the theatrical experience, and we look forward to bringing this film to audiences this year once we have a better understanding of the impact of this pandemic on the global theatrical marketplace.”

“A Quiet Place ll” recently held its world premiere in New York March 8 to a praising consensus. It stars Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe as they reprise the role of the Abbotts, a family trekking the murky reality among blinded monsters in a post-apocalyptical setting. It also stars Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou and features Krasinski.

In 2018, Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” struck it huge at the global box office, garnering an impressive $340 million as an original suspenseful property. The delayed release for its sequel is certainly not the first theatrical release to be pulled. Recently, “No Time to Die” was extensively delayed from April 3 to a November 12 slot, while “Peter Rabbit 2” was pushed to mid-August. This week’s release of “My Spy” was also pushed back to April. Production on the Elvis Presley Baz Luhrman project has now been delayed by two weeks as one if its actors, Tom Hanks, has come down with COVID-19 along with his wife, Rita Wilson.

Paramount has not set a new release date for “A Quiet Place ll.”

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