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A Quiet Place has risen from nowhere to become one of the sleeper hits of 2018, thrilling and terrifying audiences everywhere since its debut at the South by Southwest festival back in March.
As with everything successful in film, audiences are clamouring for more and, of course, the public gets what the public wants: a sequel has been announced and director John Krasinski is well ahead on it.
Film website Deadline scooped the news in an interview with Krasinski, who made his name as Jim in the American remake of Ricky Gervais' sitcom The Office.
"It's only a short while since the movie came out," said Krasinski, who also starred in the movie along with his wife, British actor Emily Blunt.
"But already people are saying, 'We want to live in this world more,' which is really interesting. I'm surprised people aren't like, 'Nah, we know what this is, and we just want to leave it as it is'."
He continued: "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."
A Quiet Place tells the story of planet Earth after an apocalypse event in 2020, in which a third of the population has been wiped out by blind creatures with hypersensitive hearing.
Krasinski plays a survivalist father, while Blunt plays his wife, a doctor who is pregnant with their third child. The name refers to their constant effort to keep quiet in order to avoid the monsters, aided by their use of sign language.
"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," explained Krasinski.
"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."
The film cost just $17 million (£12.5m) to produce and has garnered at least $200m (£147.5m) at the box office so far - so the enthusiasm for another instalment would presumably be shared by producers, Paramount, as well.
"If you told me five years ago that an almost silent film starring the very funny guy Jim from The Office would have been a hit at Paramount, I would have said, 'Well, I should go work at Paramount'," said Jim Gianopulos, CEO of Paramount, while announcing the sequel at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last month.
No release date has yet been announced for the second film.
Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures
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