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Good News! John Krasinski Is Working On 'A Quiet Place 2'

Good News! John Krasinski Is Working On 'A Quiet Place 2'

A Quiet Place was an absolute roaring success when it hit the box office back in April, so it's no surprise there's a sequel in the works - the rather uniquely titled A Quiet Place 2.

Up until this point, all we've known is the film is happening and it's set for a summer 2020 release. However, this week, as part the ridiculously premature hype train, John Krasinski announced he'll be the one penning the script.

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Which makes a lot of sense. After all, not only did he direct and co-write the first film, but he also starred in it alongside his IRL wife, Emily Blunt. And if that weren't enough, during a recent Jimmy Kimmel Live! Interview, he admitted to secretly playing the aliens too.

Don't believe him? Just check out this snap of Krasinski in a motion capture suit while performing as one of the monsters.

Credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube
Credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

Not his best look, but I guess that's the point.

Anyway, back to the sequel - Krasinski was initially not pitched to be involved, telling Blunt that he preferred to leave it as a one-off special experience they shared together. Because slaying and getting slayed by a bunch of noise-sensitive, human-eating aliens on camera is a once-in-a-lifetime experience most couples could only dream of having.

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But despite the initial apprehension, during a Q&A at the Silver Screen Theatre in Los Angeles this Wednesday, the director revealed how he will in fact pen the script.

He said: "That was my intention for the movie itself. Then I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn't think it would go anywhere. So, I said to the studio, 'Just go do the movie with somebody else.'"

However, Krasinski's idea kept on growing. "They [Paramount] heard some pitches, and I told [producer] Drew [Form] about this little idea," he added. "And he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, 'This might really work.' So, I'm currently writing the sequel."

As said, it makes total sense. His blood runs through every vein of this film franchise, and he helped to shape the story into what it is today.

For those who haven't seen the film (where have you been?), it's a drama thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world, where a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Credit: Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures
Credit: Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures

Although it was originally written by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, Krasinski gave it a rewrite, changing the opening scenes while also conceiving a backstory of where the sound-hunting creatures came from.

Apparently they came to our planet via a meteor, although none of this is explicitly outlined with dialogue; it's simply hinted at on the board his character keeps in that goddamn basement.

Anyway, hopefully we get to find out more about this in round two. Although we've got a fair while to wait, with the exact release date scheduled for May 15, 2020. Until then, sit tight and maybe get your horror fix by catching The Nun on the big screen. It's meant to be freaky AF.

Topics: Horror, A Quiet Place, John Krasinski, Monster, Alien, Box Office, Sequel, Movie

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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