Cillian Murphy 'In Talks' To Join A Quiet Place Sequel
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Peaky Blinders star may be poised to sign up for highly-anticipated follow-up.
Emily Blunt will be reprising her role as Evelyn Abbott and will be joined by child stars Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe who are also back for the sequel.
John Krasinski, who starred as Lee in the first film, will be back in the director's chair this time around.
And, if he signs on the dotted line, Murphy 'will play a man with mysterious intentions who joins the family unit', according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The film is set to begin filming in summer and is produced by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.
A Quiet Place was a massive hit - proving popular with audiences and critics and pulling in a whopping $340 million worldwide, which gets all the more impressive when you consider it had a budget of around $17 million.
Due to the original film's huge success, you'd think writing a sequel would be a non-brainer, but Krasinski wasn't always so sure.
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In an interview with Deadline, he admitted: "I'm surprised people aren't like, 'Nah, we know what this is, and we just want to leave it as it is'."
Adding: "To be perfectly honest, it was never really on my mind while we were making it. I never really thought of it as an expanded world; I always thought of it as a one-off.
"The thing that I loved in the movie, where my mind kept wandering as we were making it, was the question of who was on the other end of those fires, when the father lights the fire and in the distance those other fires light up.
"How did those people survive? How did that old man survive?
"In the extreme these characters are going through, there's no room to think about that. They're there, there's an old man who's about to scream, they just have to deal with that. I think it would be interesting to see what's going on elsewhere at this same time."
He also teased that the new movie would centre on new characters, revealing: "We have the world, and you can drop whoever you want into that world and everyone feels connected to it.
"The reason I decided to go back, in the end, was this world is so rich, and it's so much fun to explore. There are so many different things to see now. Everyone else in the world is experiencing this, so I'm curious to see what that looks like from another perspective."
Sounds like a prime time for Murphy to shine, in my opinion.
Paramount has said the sequel will be released on 15 May 2020.
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